Here, we learn how to detect the connected network speed of the computer using Python. To do that, we can use the
speedtest-cli library, which has the required method for detecting speed .
pip install speedtest-cli
speedtest module contains:
download– method to test the download speed.
upload– method to test the upload speed of the selected network.
# import speedtest module import speedtest speed_test = speedtest.Speedtest() download_speed = st.download() print("Your Download speed is", download_speed) upload_speed = st.upload() print("Your Upload speed is", upload_speed)
The above code prints the upload/download speed in bytes. Let’s create a method to convert bytes to MB:
def bytes_to_mb(bytes): KB = 1024 # One Kilobyte is 1024 bytes MB = KB * 1024 # One MB is 1024 KB return int(bytes/MB) val = bytes_to_mb(1024 * 1024) print(val)
Here, we have used the above function on our code:
download_speed = bytes_to_mb(st.download()) print("Your Download speed is", download_speed)