Display Internet Speed in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Panel with NetSpeed - If you want to keep eye on network traffic in your Ubuntu Gnome panel, you can do it easily by installing Netspeed, an useful network monitor Gnome shell extension to shows the current download and upload bandwidth of a network device in the top panel.

It's similar to Indicator Netspeed when Unity was the default Ubuntu's desktop environment.

Gnome shell extensions are small pieces of code written by third party developers that modify the way Gnome works and (perhaps) enhances the capability of the desktop.

Network Download- Upload Ubuntu Panel

If you are familiar with Firefox Addons or Chrome Extensions, Gnome Shell extensions are similar to them.

Install NetSpeed in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

You can install NetSpeed extension via Ubuntu Software by search “netspeed” (without quotes) as shown :

Internet Speed Ubuntu Gnome Shell

Click the install button and confirm the pop-up to continue the installation.

It will start automatically and displays current internet activity on top-right system tray area once the extension installed.

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There's settings dialog you can access by clicking the cog icon in the pop-over menu. There are :
  • Device to monitor
  • Show sum (Up+Down)
  • Show the icon
  • Timer (milisec)
  • Digits
  • Label Size
  • Unit label size
  • Menu lael size

That's it!.

Enjoy the Netspeed on Gnome desktop. Thanks for reading!.