We all know you can pop over to a site like Speedtest to check your internet speeds, but most of us only bother when there's a perceivable problem. If you want to create an actual database of your speeds throughout the day, Make shows off a logging system that uses a Raspberry Pi and If This Then That. Essentially, you'll install a command line interface for Speedtest on the Pi, then create a small program that logs the internet speed on a schedule. That log is then sent over to a Google Drive spreadsheet using IFTTT. With the log in hand, you can now complain to your ISP as needed (or automate the complaint process through Twitter if you like). If you're worried you're not getting what you're paying for on a consistent basis, this is a good way to get some data to back up your claims. Head over to Make for the guide.
Monitor The Consistency Of Your Broadband Speeds With A Raspberry Pi And IFTTT
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