There are several sites that give you decent speedtest metrics (DSLReports, Speakeasy; PhonePower even has additional VoIP-related metrics). I want to get these metrics on a periodic basis. Ideally, I want to put something as a shell script and cron it on the router. So, here are the questions:
- Does anybody know a website that provides this information to command-based clients?
- Websites usually download several files of different sizes. What size are most representative? Do they average the results? I tried downloading (through wget) a distro from kernel.org and a 500MB file from softlayer.com - and got several times difference comparing with GUI. 700KB/s (~6Mbps) compared to 16Mbps in DSLR and PhonePower.
- Is there any reliable high-speed server where I can try upload speed? How about (men can dream!) VoIP metrics, like jitter or latency?
Everybody on Google discusses "how can I measure download from command line" with the answer "use wget/curl". Can we go one step beyond that?