How to measure Internet connection speed in macOS

Speed Update

The latest version of Apple’s MacOS Monterey operating system has its own speed testspeedCheckwhich can be run from the Terminal with the command NetworkQuality. This is a check that provides, among other data, information on both upload and download speed.

Apple Shortcuts allow you to execute commands without having to open the Terminal

Although there are several applications and web pages capable of performing Internet speed test it is very convenient to have a tool specific to the operating system as in this case. But since to run it it is necessary to access to the command execution in the Terminalit is very convenient for macOS to have the Shortcuts.

As their name suggests, they are simpler ways to execute various commands without having to open the Terminal to type commands of some complexity. Of course, it will be necessary to follow this somewhat more complex procedure the first time such a shortcut is defined.

In the specific case of the Internet connection check the Twitter Automation April account has shared a Shortcut that allows you to access the SpeedCheck test in just two steps, without the need to open the Terminal console and type the commands that activate it.

To do this, she offers a link to iCloud that allows you to install the SpeedCheck Shortcut directly on the Apple computer (it is recommended to download it from Safari, the Apple browser), after which it will be enough to add it to the Shortcuts app. From that moment on, it will be enough to press the “Play” button to run it.

Only the first time it is activated, the user will be asked for permissions to run scripts from the Terminal console. From then on the use of this Shortcut will be as simple as access Shortcuts and run SpeedCheck.

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