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Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by philly37, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. philly37

    philly37 Regular member

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    Anyone download from news groups? Ive been trying to research and came across this
    http://www.usenet.com/index.htm

    is this a good place to subscribe to? What are the more popular newsgroups. I did a google search and different guides say download different things

    also found this
    http://www.news.astraweb.com/

    Any help will be much appreciated
     
  2. missing30

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    Hey ya philly,
    Yeah, i'm a newsgroup junky. my service is Giganews. I have the silver level of contract wich is 25gigs for 12.99 a month,looking around the price is not the best, but the 100 days retention on binaries is the best available. I use GrabIt as my newsreader. And a whole butt-load of nzb websites for locating what i'm looking for.
    If you go with ASTRaWeb i'd be interested in hearing about your d/l speeds and the # of connections.
     
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    Hey missing 30 thanks for the reply. I actually joined the giganews and love it its soo much faster. I got the 25 gigs per month with the ssl encryption. The grabit cant enable the ssl encryption so im using the newsbinpro. Which nzb website do you use to search
     
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    my main nzb website is NZBMatrix. Very good site.
    The second choice for nzb's for me is NZBFile.
    You use newsbin pro? how do you like it?
     
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    I like it but when it comes to the newsgroup im still a newbie. So its hard for me to judge it. When you download it the trail is for 10 days and since i want to use the ssl encryption and grabit doesnt support that so i kind of have to use it. It cost 25 bucks im in like my 4th or 5th day. Ive been using binsearch.info so ill take a look at the ones you mentioned
     
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    when i download newsgroups i find it's up and down on the speed one second it's 42 then 300 then no speed at all and this is like all the time i have port forward but still no good I'm with newsthunder orange sever with a 6mg download and i use newsrover . thanks
     
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    The fact that you get a connection at all eliminates port forwarding from being an issue. My connection, through Giganews, is a solid 720 KB/s, both on my wired connection and on my wireless G network. It could be your news service, or the app itself. Why dont you try Grabbit and see if your speed is more consistent.
     

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