NetSpeed ​​– Display Download / Upload Speed ​​in Ubuntu 20.04 Panel

Need an indicator applet to display internet download and upload speed in the top panel of Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Shell?

Now it’s a Gnome Shell extension that displays real time internet speed for all network interfaces.NetSpeed ​​used to be an old Gnome applet, then an indicator for Unity desktop.

NetSpeed ​​– Display Download / Upload Speed ​​in Ubuntu 20.04 Panel

How to Install NetSpeed ​​in Ubuntu 20.04:

In your web browser, simply go to extensions.gnome.org/extension/104/netspeed/

If you do n’t see the toggle icon, do:

  • Click the link text “click here to install browser extension” and follow the pop-ups to install the browser extension:

    shell browser extension

  • Then open terminal via Ctrl + Alt + T and run command:
    sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

    NetSpeed ​​– Display Download / Upload Speed ​​in Ubuntu 20.04 Panel

Finally refresh the extension page, toggle on and click ‘install’ in the confirm pop-up.

NetSpeed ​​– Display Download / Upload Speed ​​in Ubuntu 20.04 Panel

To manage the Gnome Shell extension, either use ‘Extensions’ utility or Gnome Tweak Tool, both are available in Ubuntu Software.

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