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Speedtest Plotter

tl;dr: running speedtest-cli with a cronjob and plotting the results

I am supposed to have a 500 Mbps internet line at home. Last week it really didn’t feel like that (again). Pages would take ages to load, streams would stutter miserably or simply abort and downloading OS updates simply timed out. So I set out to measure my actual bandwidth over a longer period of time.

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Freifunk VLAN

Freifunk explained The vision of Freifunk is the establishment of free networks, the democratization of communication media and the promotion of local social structures. Basically, if you want to participate in a Freifunk community, you take a router capable of running OpenWRT and flash it with a special community-flavored version of OpenWRT based on Gluon. If there are other Freifunk nodes in reach, your router will mesh with them and connect you to the network. read on »