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How can I check my download speed?

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Downloading of email and internet pages is PAINFULLY SLOW! I've tried disabling my firewall and anti-virus software, but that had no effect. I've run Kaspersky, Zone Alarm and SuperAntiVirus scans, so far. I suspect that the problem may be with Qwest DSL in the line or the modem, purchased from them. Is there a free tool I can use to find out what download speed I am achieving at the modem, or without taking into account IE/Thunderbird? (I don't know how to best check my download speed period.) How about something I can run from the command prompt? I'm running Win2k Pro.
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I just use Speakeasy http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

I am pretty sure there is software you can use from your pc, but I am not sure of whats out there.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Hello there,

Here are a few that you can also use...
http://www.speedtest.net/
http://myspeed.visualware.com/
http://www.dslreports.com/stest
http://www.intel.com/ca/personal/digital-life/broadband/index.htm

All of these are HTML interfaces but they are very accurate.
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Qwest actually has its own speed test:
http://speedtest.qwest.net/
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US West/Qwest DSL FAQs
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/uswest
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The problem may be in your computer try some clean computer or operating system  with your line and see if there is any change
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How do I select multiple solutions and spread points? I know I've done that in the past, but see no option to do so.
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It appears the OP wants to split points now.
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