upload speed is reported wrong

Bug #1828929 reported by Redstorm on 2019-05-14
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speedtest-cli (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

speedtest-cli version 2.0.0 installed from repo miss reports upload speed.

Upload speed is capped at 4.12Mbit/s but link is capable of 430Mbit/s, dose not matter which server you use to test against its always capped at 4.12Mbit/s upload

Tested using 2.1.1 and got 166Mbits/s upload. Windows PC on same network got 430Mbit/s upload

2.0.0
speedtest-cli --server 5539
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from 2degrees Broadband (203.86.204.88)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Retrieving information for the selected server...
Hosted by 2degrees (Auckland) [1.37 km]: 3.033 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 892.48 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed......................................................................................................
Upload: 4.13 Mbit/s

2.1.1
./speedtest.py --server 5539
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from 2degrees Broadband (203.86.204.88)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Retrieving information for the selected server...
Hosted by 2degrees (Auckland) [1.37 km]: 3.069 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 880.28 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 166.86 Mbit/s

https://www.speedtest.net/result/8256366032

Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Release: 18.04

speedtest-cli:
  Installed: 2.0.0-1
  Candidate: 2.0.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.0-1 500
        500 http://us1.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://us1.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Expect the upload speed to be reported correctly.

Redstorm (spencer-roff) wrote :

./speedtest.py --server 5539
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from 2degrees Broadband (203.86.204.88)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Retrieving information for the selected server...
Hosted by 2degrees (Auckland) [1.37 km]: 3.011 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 890.97 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 302.73 Mbit/s

Another run with 302 using version 2.1.1 of the python script.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in speedtest-cli (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2019-08-22
tags: added: bionic
Ben (bcannon) wrote :

Just wanted to mention that I see this across multiple hardware platforms, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ethan Matten (madzahttr1) wrote :

nothing to do with hardware in any way, it was an issue with the script and was fixed a while ago, but the publisher didn't make it available for older versions

hackeron (hackeron) wrote :

I've got the same issue :( - any solution?

Hendrik Brinkmann (henok321) wrote :

I have solved the problem by installing speedtest-cli via pip (python package manager) instead of apt. The pip package contains the bugfix.

https://pypi.org/project/speedtest-cli/

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