Continuous monitoring of internet download speed SOLVED

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Continuous monitoring of internet download speed SOLVED

Postby bicky » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:04 pm

I have an issue with my internet service provider, I am sure that my connection is " flaky" - however when I do a spot check all seems to be fine. The problem arises when I am streaming videos, I get random freezing and locking up. To settle this issue once and for all I would like to get a continuous stream report over time to see how stable my connection is.
Is this possible in Linux - any guidance much appreciated.
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Re: Continuous monitoring of internet download speed

Postby WharfRat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:58 pm

Have you looked into any of these

Some are readily available in the repos :wink:
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Re: Continuous monitoring of internet download speed

Postby bicky » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:10 am

Brilliant - thank you - had no idea that this lot were available.

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Re: Continuous monitoring of internet download speed SOLVED

Postby phd21 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:30 pm

HI "bicky",

Great link on this "WharfRat", thank you ...

It is sadly a common occurrence for your local Internet Service Provider (ISP) to "throttle" down your access speeds if they detect that you are streaming multi-media content like videos, downloading a lot of stuff, or using "P2P" and "torrents".

One thing I usually tell all people to do, is to immediately change your local ISP connection's default DNS server IP addresses to safe, secure, and neutral DNS server IP addresses from a reliable DNS provider like "dns.watch", "opennic", "openDNS", "freenom world", etc... It is easy to do. I have been using "dns.watch" for a long time now. This will prevent your local Internet Service Provider (ISP), and almost anyone else, from knowing what you are doing and throttling your connection, or blocking access to various websites.

Great instructions for changing DNS IP addresses in the link below.
- for Linux Mint and other desktop changes, click "Computer Workstations and laptops", scroll down to Linux Mint, and follow the simple instructions (should logout or restart afterwards). You can use "openDNS" server IP addresses, or any DNS provider's server IP addresses. I recommend going to "ipleak.net" to verify your DNS changes worked before making the changes to know what they are as a default from your local ISP, and then after making the changes, to make sure they are different.
https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/

In addition to changing your local ISP DNS addresses, using a reliable VPN provider's servers will also protect your privacy with encryption and may even speed up your Internet surfing activities, like the superb and low cost "Private Internet Access (PIA)", "ProtonVPN", etc...


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Continuous monitoring of internet download speed SOLVED

Postby bicky » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:39 pm

Hi - thanks for this - I am currently using Smart DNS - works fine for me. Not keen on the VPN route, most of the sites I use have rumbled this one ! - PIA in particular.


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