Speedtest result from windows CMD!! [Step-By-Step Guides]

 Do you want to get the speed test result directly from the window's CMD terminal? Just like Linux users get from the terminal by typing speedtest-cli. Here's a sneak peak.

If you want to use this simple yet powerful CMD to run globally from anywhere in the windows follow these few simple steps:

1. Go to https://www.speedtest.net/apps/cli and download this 1MB package. Webpage should look like this

2. Once you downloaded the file, extract it and it should look like this.

3. Open your C: drive and put the extracted ookla-speedtest-1.0.0-win64 folder into C:\Programe Files (x86). It should look like this.

4.Now click on 'Settings' > 'System' then search 'Edit the system environment variables'. It should look like this.

5. Now it should already be opened to tab 'Advanced'  if not, then click 'Advanced' and then on 'environment variables'. It should look like this.

6. After that, click and select 'Path' then hit 'Edit' and it should open to a new window.

7. Now, finally click 'New' then type the path of your Okla folder you just pasted in Step 2. Once the path is added, click 'Ok' and it should look like this.

Once you have done all of this, you don't need to restart your PC. Just open CMD and run speedtest and hit enter! annnnnnd BOOM!! You'll see the results in few seconds. The animation is SICK!!
Now, you may ask, why use the CMD speed test? First of all, it's COOL AF, second, it'll give you a bit more accurate result than the browser. As it's running directly from the terminal without any add-ons or extensions to load like in browsers.


Bonus Education:

Internet access is the ability of individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using computer terminals, computers, and other devices; and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web. Internet access is sold by Internet service providers (ISPs) delivering connectivity at a wide range of data transfer rates via various networking technologies. Many organizations, including a growing number of municipal entities, also provide cost-free wireless access and landlines.

Availability of Internet access was once limited, but has grown rapidly. In 1995, only 0.04 percent of the world's population had access, with well over half of those living in the United States, and consumer use was through dial-up. By the first decade of the 21st century, many consumers in developed nations used faster broadband technology, and by 2014, 41 percent of the world's population had access.


The bit rates for dial-up modems range from as little as 110 bit/s in the late 1950s, to a maximum of from 33 to 64 kbit/s (V.90 and V.92) in the late 1990s. Dial-up connections generally require the dedicated use of a telephone line. Data compression can boost the effective bit rate for a dial-up modem connection from 220 (V.42bis) to 320 (V.44) kbit/s. However, the effectiveness of data compression is quite variable, depending on the type of data being sent, the condition of the telephone line, and a number of other factors. In reality, the overall data rate rarely exceeds 150 kbit/s

Broadband technologies supply considerably higher bit rates than dial-up, generally without disrupting regular telephone use. Various minimum data rates and maximum latencies have been used in definitions of broadband, ranging from 64 kbit/s up to 4.0 Mbit/s. In 1988 the CCITT standards body defined "broadband service" as requiring transmission channels capable of supporting bit rates greater than the primary rate which ranged from about 1.5 to 2 Mbit/s. A 2006 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report defined broadband as having download data transfer rates equal to or faster than 256 kbit/s. And in 2015 the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined "Basic Broadband" as data transmission speeds of at least 25 Mbit/s downstream (from the Internet to the user's computer) and 3 Mbit/s upstream (from the user's computer to the Internet). The trend is to raise the threshold of the broadband definition as higher data rate services become available.


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