Fast.com


The fastdotcom sensor 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.

By default, it will run every hour. The user can change the update frequency in the configuration by defining the minute and hour for a speedtest to run.

Configuration

To add a Fast.com sensor to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

Once per hour, on the hour (default):

sensor:
  - platform: fastdotcom

Every half hour of every day:

sensor:
  - platform: fastdotcom
    minute:
      - 0
      - 30

Configuration Variables

second

(list)(Optional)Specify the second(s) of the hour to schedule the speedtest. Use a list for multiple entries.

Default value: 0

minute

(list)(Optional)Specify the minute(s) of the hour to schedule the speedtest. Use a list for multiple entries.

Default value: 0

hour

(list)(Optional)Specify the hour(s) of the day to schedule the speedtest. Use a list for multiple entries.

manual

(boolean)(Optional)True or False to turn manual mode on or off. Manual mode will disable scheduled speedtests.

Default value: false

There is also a service named sensor.update_fastdotcom that you can use to run a fast.com speedtest on demand. You can turn on manual mode to disable the scheduled speedtests.

Notes

  • When running on Raspberry Pi, just note that the maximum speed is limited by its 100 Mbit/s LAN adapter.