Install SpeedTest-CLI on Raspberry Pi
Test your internet speed from a terminal!
Are you familiar with speedtest.net? This tool is created by the same team.
This version is much newer than the speedtest-cli package available in the repositories.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Run Speedtest
To run in a terminal: speedtest
Fortunately, SpeedTest-CLI is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install SpeedTest-CLI.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
SpeedTest-CLI will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install SpeedTest-CLI.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Internet category.
Now scroll down to find SpeedTest-CLI in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install SpeedTest-CLI for you!
Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io