I am trying to check the internet speed from my windows 8 laptop over a period of say 24 hours. So I would like to repeatedly run a command to test the speed. Various websites (e.g. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-test-your-internet-speed-with-a-terminal-command-1364123567) suggest using the wget command to download a small file.
wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test10.zip from within MobaXterm or the Windows Command prompt.
However, there are two issues: 1) The download speed given is ~ an order of magnitude less than various online sites (e.g. http://www.speedtest.net/)
2) I'm unable to direct the output to a file so that I can run the command repeatedly and assess the result.
The speeds from the websites seem more realistic (~10 MB/s vs 0.5 MB.s from wget) but I don't know how to run these from the command line and extract the results.