My usual Internet speed test at does not work on my Pi because it needs Flash. A Google search for a speed test returns many sites but the ones I have looked at use the same Ookla engine. What site should I use to test the Pi?
I want to make sure it is not because I have moved my web server from a Linux machine to a Pi on the same LAN.
In addition, I may be having trouble with my LAN as evidenced by a television set and couple of MythTV boxes fed by an HDHomeRun misbehaving. I'm trying to eliminate the LAN as the source of those problems.
No browser, no flash, no java, jes plain ol' bandwidth using the route of least resistence. While it's downloading, wget will give you yer true dwnld speed. Hit Ctrl-c to kill it if you don't want the slackware iso. There are other distros. I jes picked it cuz I had it bookmarked and I use this repos quite often and any iso is a long dwnld. I'm happy to get 1.2 MB/s, out here in the boonies. ;)
If pi does not have wget (I forget), use any ftp client or download the wget program.
Stick a big file on the web server and use wget to fetch it....
Use -O /dev/null to eliminate writing to SD card which may affect speeds.
You can also use iperf between 2 Pi's (although iperf is cross platform IIRC) but remember that the Pi's Ethernet while 100Mb goes via a half duplex USB interface, so the bi-directional tests iperf offers may be somewhat reduced.
FWIW: iperf between 2 Pi's on a good LAN runs more or less at full line speed. I've seen > 95Mb/sec.
The WAN is 100 Mbps download but I'll be happy if the Pi can get somewhere near the 2.4 Mbps upload.
As for my second reason for the speed test I agree that a WAN test is not likely to isolate the LAN problem (if any). I was hoping that some locations on the LAN might be different from the rest and give me a clue from an easy and portable test.