Raspberry PI monitor always shows 2.22Mbps


#1

Device: Raspberry PI 3 B+

After default install, the network speed always shows 2.22Mbps and never changes.

I have double checked the network traffic using iftop and my router’s traffic analyzer and there is a few kbps of traffic sporadically.

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#2

try tail -f /var/logs/myDevices/cayenne.log and see if you get the changed network speed value in the logs.


#3

There are no changes at all. I grepped the whole cayenne.log file and there iare only two mentions of ‘network’.

cat /var/log/myDevices/cayenne.log | grep network
2018-07-16 11:07:27 - myDevices - INFO - Executing regular download test for network speed
2018-07-16 11:20:30 - myDevices - INFO - Executing regular download test for network speed

#4
Executing regular download test for network speed

Hmmm, maybe Network Speed is a measurement of available BW and not BW usage?


#5

try cat /var/logs/myDevices/cayenne.log


#6

Yes, I did that the first time. No mention of any bw usage or network parameters of any type.


#7

Looking at the Network Speed gauge setttings the channel it is waiting for is sys:net;speedtest.
This channel never shows up in the logs. Also, I suspect that this parameter is not bw usage but bw available.


#8

tagging @jburhenn for this.


#9

@bborncr Correct, that is not a measure of current bandwidth usage. It is a speed test for how fast the network connection is at a given time. That test only runs once a day so you won’t see constantly changing values for that widget.