Howto check connection speed

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Sep 21 19:59:44 UTC 2005

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:32:19 +0100
Piltdownster <piltdownster at> wrote:

> How can you check the connection speed of dialup and broadband connections?
> I guess their must be a straightforward command somewhere.

Try installing the tiny utility "bwm"
>From apt-cache show bwm:

Description: BandWidth Monitor
 This is a very tiny bandwidth monitor (not X11). Can monitor up to 16
 interfaces in the in the same time, and shows totals too.

It's in the universe repository. Just type bwm to run it, ctrl-c to stop it... It outputs a nice little table of your connections etc



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