Speedtest.net


The Speedtest.net integration uses the Speedtest.net web service to measure network bandwidth performance.

Configuration

Adding Speedtest.net to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

Manual configuration steps

Most Speedtest.net servers require TCP port 8080 outbound to function. Without this port open you may experience significant delays or no results at all. See note on their help page.

By default, a speed test will be run every hour. You can update frequency in the integration configuration.

Integration Sensors

The following sensors are added by the integration:

sensors:

  • Ping sensor: Reaction time in ms of your connection (how fast you get a response after you’ve sent out a request).
  • Download sensor: The download speed (Mbit/s).
  • Upload sensor: The upload speed (Mbit/s).

Service

Once loaded, the integration will expose a service (speedtestdotnet.speedtest) that can be called to run a Speedtest.net speed test on demand. This service takes no parameters. This can be useful when auto update has been disabled in the integration options.

action:
  service: speedtestdotnet.speedtest

This integration uses speedtest-cli to gather network performance data from Speedtest.net. Please be aware of the potential inconsistencies that this integration may display.

Examples

In this section you will find some real-life examples of how to use this component.

Using as a trigger in an automation

# Example configuration.yaml entry
automation:
  - alias: "Internet Speed Glow Connect Great"
    trigger:
      - platform: template
        value_template: "{{ states('sensor.speedtest_download')|float >= 10 }}"
    action:
      - service: shell_command.green

  - alias: "Internet Speed Glow Connect Poor"
    trigger:
      - platform: template
        value_template: "{{ states('sensor.speedtest_download')|float < 10 }}"
    action:
      - service: shell_command.red

Notes

  • When running on Raspberry Pi the maximum speed is limited by the LAN adapter. The Raspberry Pi 3+ models come with a Gigabit LAN adapter which supports a maximum throughput of 300 Mbit/s.
  • Running this integration can have negative effects on the system’s performance as it requires a fair amount of memory.
  • If run frequently, this integration has the ability to use a considerable amount of data. Frequent updates should be avoided on bandwidth-capped connections.
  • While the speedtest is running your network capacity is fully utilized. This may have a negative effect on other devices using the network such as gaming consoles or streaming boxes.