You probably know about the internet speed tests that can be performed from your browser. Make Tech Easier shows us that you can do the same thing right from a terminal window -- perfect for your Raspberry Pi or home server.
Just open a terminal and run the following command:
wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test10.zip
The test basically downloads a 10MB file using the wget command to pull a file from a remote server. The speed is displayed in the terminal when the file download has completed, so you know how fast your connection is running.
How to Test Internet Connection Speed From the Terminal [Make Tech Easier]