How to install network speed indicator on Ubuntu

Nowadays everyone uses the Internet , whether it’s used on mobile phones or PC. In Mobile We have an inbuilt feature that tells the Internet Speed (Net Speed), wouldn’t it be nice to have network speed indicator on your desktop? so you can see what’s your current internet speed. In this blog, you’ll learn how to install network speed indicators on ubuntu.

Network speed indicator for ubuntu
Network Speed Indicator For Ubuntu

With the default Ubuntu installation, it is hard to see what’s your current network speed is, it would be nice to have an indicator panel that can show information about the network speed, whether it’s upstream or downstream. In Ubuntu, You can also have Sticky Note Indicator which helps you to add the important tasks and this Sticky Note will stay on your desktop forever until you delete it yourself. So Lets First See how to install net speed indicator panel on ubuntu

Steps to Install Network Speed Indicator on Ubuntu:-

  • Open command line/terminal (press CTRL + ALT + T)  and type the command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

ubuntu net speed indicator

  • Run this to install the network speed indicator
sudo apt-get install indicator-netspeed


  • Restart your computer (must do otherwise you won’t see the indicator)
  • Done!

It is very important to restart your computer after installing the network speed indicator, because you won’t be able to see it on your desktop, not until restarting the computer.

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