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#!/usr/bin/env python
import datetime
import speedtest
from influxdb import InfluxDBClient
# influx configuration - edit these
ifuser = "grafana"
ifpass = "<yourpassword>"
ifdb = "home"
ifhost = ""
ifport = 8086
measurement_name = "speedtest"
# take a timestamp for this measurement
time = datetime.datetime.utcnow()
# run a single-threaded speedtest using default server
s = speedtest.Speedtest()
res = s.results.dict()
# format the data as a single measurement for influx
body = [
"measurement": measurement_name,
"time": time,
"fields": {
"download": res["download"],
"upload": res["upload"],
"ping": res["ping"]
# connect to influx
ifclient = InfluxDBClient(ifhost,ifport,ifuser,ifpass,ifdb)
# write the measurement

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@aglerj aglerj commented May 23, 2020

for supporting python v3 I had to update this item #!/usr/bin/env python

to #!/usr/bin/env python3

maybe add a comment?


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@j-n-s-k-n-r j-n-s-k-n-r commented May 27, 2020


i always get the following error when running the script. I run the script with sudo ./

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 4, in <module>
    import speedtest
  File "/home/pi/", line 19, in <module>
    s = speedtest.Speedtest()
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Speedtest'

I have followed the instructions so far.

My Python version is 2.7.16
Hardware: RPi 2 with Debian Buster



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@matthuff20 matthuff20 commented Aug 21, 2020

If I wanted to specify a server to use in the python script (an ID that shows from the 'speedtest-cli --list' command) - How would I go about adding that into the code?


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@bhartsfield bhartsfield commented Aug 29, 2021

j-n-s-k-n-r, do not name your script the same name as an imported module. Otherwise, instead of importing the speedtest module, it will import the .py file.

In short, just name to something else.

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