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    Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    hi,
    I m using Xubuntu on my laptop. I need to install software which may tell me internet speed.I just google and find NetSpeed software for Ubuntu. How may I use such kind of software for my Xubuntu desktop?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (focal fossa)

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    There's a plugin for the XFCE panel named network monitor (package xfce4-netload-plugin). It will show you current total upload and download speed either numerical or graphical (or both).

    Holger

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    Thanks Holger_Gehrke for the reply. Well I shall be regretful if you kindly let me know the complete command/methos for " xfce4-netload-plugin " installation.
    Last edited by gardenair; December 21st, 2020 at 06:06 AM.

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by gardenair View Post
    Thanks Holger_Gehrke for the reply. Well I shall be regretful if you kindly let me know the complete command/methos for " xfce4-netload-plugin " installation.
    It's software like any other, available in the Ubuntu repositories. It can and should be installed like any other software:
    Code:
    sudo apt install xfce4-netload-plugin
    or use any GUI tool for the same purpose.

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    Thanks for the reply. Well I use the terminal windows and it shows the output as. Unable to locate netload software. KIndly view the snap.
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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    It's already installed, but since it's a plugin for the panel you don't call it like a normal program. Instead you right click on the panel you want to add it to and choose 'Panel'->'Panel Settings' (attention: I'm translating from German to English since my system uses German; the actual name of options or menu choices might differ). Go to the 'Objects'-tab in the form which will be displayed. Click the green plus-button on the right side of the form. A new form opens with all the plugins you could add. Select 'Network Monitor', click on the button 'Add' (at the bottom of the form) and the button 'Close'. You should now be back in the 'Panel Settings' form and the network monitor should be at the bottom of the list (and should also be visible at the right end of the panel). You can use the up and down button at the right side of the panel to move the plugin in the list (and in the panel). Hit the button with the cog-icon to open the settings for the network monitor. Most of the settings are purely cosmetic except for the name of the network interface to monitor. I usually use 'ip link' in a terminal to get a list of the interfaces. For a wired connection it should be something like 'enp1s0' and something like 'wlp1s0' for wlan.

    Holger

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    Thanks " Holger_Gehrke " for guiding me. AS to your kind instructions i am still unable to load " netload" software in my panel .Though Xubuntu says that the software is already installed .An attachment is enclosed here with as screen short.
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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    It's not on the list of available plugins as 'netload', so searching for that will fail. It's called "Netzwerkmonitor" in my German XFCE, which should translate to "Network Monitor". Unless I completely misread your screenshot, you've already added it to the panel but have a wrong name for the network interface, because you've got the text 'Net' followed by two empty vertical bar graphs at the very right on your panel. That's what the Network Monitor looks like by default.

    Holger

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    Re: Netspeed for Xubuntu.

    what Holger_Gehrke said is correct
    right click on toolbar - panel - add new items then click network monitor and click add at the bottom and close
    you'll then see it on the panel showing net and two bars
    to change that right click on it and properties.By network device you have to type in your network device
    (can also change the bars to show values under properties)
    to find your network device:
    Code:
    inxi -Fxzd
    and under network look for IF: xxxx , that's your network device


    (there's probably a better command to find your network device,but i don't know it lol)
    Last edited by 3nd; December 22nd, 2020 at 05:47 PM.
    xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (focal fossa)

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