In this Raspberry Pi internet speed monitor tutorial, we will be showing you how you can set up your Raspberry Pi to monitor your internet connection and save the data to Google drive.
This tutorial is great if you’re interested in monitoring how your download speed, upload speed, and ping are affected over time. Additionally, this can help you work out what times your network may be at its peak capacity or if you’re suffering from a degraded internet connection.
To achieve this internet speed monitor, we will be showing you how to write a small Python script that interacts with a program called speedtest-cli.
Speedtest-cli is what our internet speed monitor will use to monitor the internet connection. This program works by polling the popular speedtest.net service to get your ping, download speed, and upload speed.
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