fastdotcom component uses the Fast.com web service to measure network bandwidth performance.
Currently fast.com only supports measuring download bandwidth. If you want to measure bandwidth metrics other then download such as ping and upload, utilize the speedtest component.
Enabling this component will automatically create the Fast.com Sensor.
By default, a speed test will be run every hour. The user can change the update frequency in the configuration by defining the
scan_interval for a speed test to run.
To add Fast.com to your installation, add the following to your
Once per hour, on the hour (default):
Every half hour of every day:
fastdotcom: scan_interval: minutes: 30
(time)(Optional)Minimum time interval between updates. Supported formats:
scan_interval: 'HH:MM'and Time period dictionary (see example below).
Default value: 60 minutes
(boolean)(Optional)Turn manual mode on or off. Manual mode will disable scheduled speedtests.
Default value: false
scan_interval: # At least one of these must be specified: days: 0 hours: 0 minutes: 3 seconds: 30 milliseconds: 0
Once loaded, the
fastdotcom component will expose a service (
fastdotcom.speedtest) that can be called to run a Fast.com speed test on demand. This service takes no parameters. This can be useful if you have enabled manual mode.
action: service: fastdotcom.speedtest
- When running on Raspberry Pi, the maximum speed is limited by its 100 Mbit/s LAN adapter.
- The sensor will return the maximum measured speed during a 15-second test.