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I have signed up to astraweb and installed Alt.Binz although i am struggling as to where to go from here :( Not really understanding the whole newsgroup thing yet. Thanks in advance Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I have signed up to astraweb and installed Alt.Binz although i am struggling as to where to go from here :( Not really understanding the whole newsgroup thing yet.

Thanks in advance
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
http://www.slyck.com/ng.php

have a browse here mate
#2
Hi there I use [url]www.binsearch.info[/url] to search for binaries and use grabit - [url]www.shemes.com[/url] to batch and download. You'll need winrar to unrar most files but apart from that you should be good to go.
banned#3
[url]www.nzbmatrix.com[/url]

http://www.merlins-portal.net
#4
Cheers guys, although i cant find the information to setup the server on alt.binz to link it to astraweb?
#5
I signed up with the same two a few months ago, it takes a while to get your head around it though.
#6
thesaint
I signed up with the same two a few months ago, it takes a while to get your head around it though.


Hope i manage to as ive heard great things about them, do i have to configure anything in alt.binz does anyone know?
#7
Best and easiest program to setup is newsbin pro. :thumbsup:
#8
esq3585
Best and easiest program to setup is newsbin pro. :thumbsup:


Unfortunately it is $35 so would prefer to use a free one, just need to know what i have to configure on alt.binz in order to start being able to download
#9
I think if you log in to Astraweb -

https://helpdesk.astraweb.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=view&parentcategoryid=1&pcid=0&nav=0

You can get the server properties etc and then transfer these details to alt.binz
#10
ALEXSHEFF92
Unfortunately it is $35 so would prefer to use a free one, just need to know what i have to configure on alt.binz in order to start being able to download


Give the trial a whizz , see if you like it first, well worth the one of payment tbh.
#11
scotsann
I think if you log in to Astraweb -

https://helpdesk.astraweb.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=view&parentcategoryid=1&pcid=0&nav=0

You can get the server properties etc and then transfer these details to alt.binz

Yeah i managed to configure it now cheers
esq3585
Give the trial a whizz , see if you like it first, well worth the one of payment tbh.


I'll probably try it after i get used to using newsgroups first, cheers for the advice :thumbsup:

when i find the files off say nzbmatrix what do i click to get the file, thanks
#12
ALEXSHEFF92
Yeah i managed to configure it now cheers


I'll probably try it after i get used to using newsgroups first, cheers for the advice :thumbsup:

when i find the files off say nzbmatrix what do i click to get the file, thanks


Clik the zip file link ,open the zip file, double clik the nzb file and it will add it into the dload queue of your newsbin program.
#13
I paid the one off fee on NZBMatrix to be able to download items that were older than "x" days old.

I click the Download NZB button, then save it to my PC, and then double click the saved .nzb file which will then load it onto Alt.binz. If you have it all configured, then click connect on Alt.binz.
#14
Rapidshare much better!!
#15
Naeem786
Rapidshare much better!!


omg no. it costs more, or you are limited to 2.7gb a day. i used to use rapidshare and didnt see the point of usenet....but now i signed up to astraweb etc i'll never go back
#16
esq3585
Clik the zip file link ,open the zip file, double clik the nzb file and it will add it into the dload queue of your newsbin program.


thesaint
I paid the one off fee on NZBMatrix to be able to download items that were older than "x" days old.

I click the Download NZB button, then save it to my PC, and then double click the saved .nzb file which will then load it onto Alt.binz. If you have it all configured, then click connect on Alt.binz.


Cheers :-D can always rely on the good people of HUKD to help me! :thumbsup:
#17
shanecr
omg no. it costs more, or you are limited to 2.7gb a day. i used to use rapidshare and didnt see the point of usenet....but now i signed up to astraweb etc i'll never go back


Its like £35-40 for the year and you get fast speeds and also its 5GB a day now!! :thumbsup:
#18
Naeem786
Its like £35-40 for the year and you get fast speeds and also its 5GB a day now!! :thumbsup:


It depends how much you need, I can easily download 15 -20 GB per day on occasion.
#19
I am only getting speeds of around 115kb/s, is this normal?
#20
ALEXSHEFF92
I am only getting speeds of around 115kb/s, is this normal?


Sometimes I get 115, then for no apparent reason, it jumps to 250.
#21
thesaint
It depends how much you need, I can easily download 15 -20 GB per day on occasion.


WOW....You guys download loads I think the max for me is 3Gb a day!! :oops: I just get the odd movie a day 700MB!! Talking of that you got Fast Furious yet?

I get like 850kbs on good days!!
#22
thesaint
Sometimes I get 115, then for no apparent reason, it jumps to 250.

Ahh right i think its BT and there throttling, not been able to log on to playstation network for months at peak times (when im actually in the house) because of it
Naeem786
WOW....You guys download loads I think the max for me is 3Gb a day!! :oops: I just get the odd movie a day 700MB!! Talking of that you got Fast Furious yet?

I get like 850kbs on good days!!


Although downloading 360 games that are nearly 8gb, 5gb would be rather annoying
#23
i usually get between 700-850kB/s,and in the past 3 days ive downloaded 61gb

(ive learned not to download at peak times lol)
#24
Aaahhh I see, I would probably do as much if I had a 360!! :thumbsup:
#25
shanecr
i usually get between 700-850kB/s,and in the past 3 days ive downloaded 61gb

(ive learned not to download at peak times lol)

lol 61Gb! where do you store it all, or dont you often download that much?
ahh so its normal for people to get slow speeds at this time and i might get up to 700kbs later on, as if not it'll be pretty dissapointing around the speed of torrents, :thumbsup:
#26
Have you done it yet or still need help? I did it easily enough with a guide that was on the wiki page for alt.binz I think.
#27
Naeem786
WOW....You guys download loads I think the max for me is 3Gb a day!! :oops: I just get the odd movie a day 700MB!! Talking of that you got Fast Furious yet?

I get like 850kbs on good days!!


I've downloaded 50GB+ yesterday + today :w00t:
#28
ALEXSHEFF92
lol 61Gb! where do you store it all, or dont you often download that much?
ahh so its normal for people to get slow speeds at this time and i might get up to 700kbs later on, as if not it'll be pretty dissapointing around the speed of torrents, :thumbsup:


most of it is now on dvd :)

who is your isp? what service are you on?
#29
Liddle ol' me
I've downloaded 50GB+ yesterday + today :w00t:


lol.....I remember when I got 6GB in one and was not allowed to get more, thought that was bad!!! :?

But at peak times the speed drops and is annoying!!
#30
Liddle ol' me
Have you done it yet or still need help? I did it easily enough with a guide that was on the wiki page for alt.binz I think.

Yeah just about sorted it now thanks
shanecr
most of it is now on dvd :)

who is your isp? what service are you on?


My isp is BT i'm not actually sure what service im on, as my dad sorts all that out.

Also anyone know if once one file has downloaded in alt.binz it just downloads the next file automatically?
banned#31
Naeem786
Its like £35-40 for the year and you get fast speeds and also its 5GB a day now!! :thumbsup:


5GB? That's one DVD!!!! Are you on dialup?
#32
ALEXSHEFF92


Also anyone know if once one file has downloaded in alt.binz it just downloads the next file automatically?


What "next file"?

If you mean that you have multiple downloads, then "yes" it will download in order, or you can change the order.
#33
thesaint
What "next file"?


Errrm don't quite get what you're saying, but i mean next file in the list will start downloading automatically after one has completed
banned#34
thesaint
It depends how much you need, I can easily download 15 -20 GB per day on occasion.


Wow... That's a fair few NDS Roms. :thumbsup:
#35
guv
5GB? That's one DVD!!!! Are you on dialup?


No on BB, I said 5GB as thats the daily allowance for Rapidshare! I have unlimited download limit (on 02)!! :thumbsup:
banned#36
ALEXSHEFF92
Errrm don't quite get what you're saying, but i mean next file in the list will start downloading automatically after one has completed


Yes.... Its in a queue. The only ones that wont (unless you tell it to) are the paused files - which are usually par files.)
banned#37
the porter
i prefer grabit than altbinz its just is a lot easier to use imo


I used to use Grabbit and Newsleecher.

Cant fathom how you can think Grabbit is easier to use than altbinz! Great piece of kit that cant be easier to use!
#38
I'm a Grabit fan and using GigaNews it allows 10 batches at a time. During peek times I get about 350kb/s, I prefer to batch files and download early morning wher it can jump to 450/500kb/s.

ALEXSHEFF92 if you're with BT and you're not sure what package you are on check it out - if you are on a monthly limit you could find you are paying a lot extra going over that limit by downloading binaries.
#39
I swapped from giganews (which is great) to astraweb which is way cheaper. Newsleecher is excellent as a search program ($29.99 a year).
#40
be careful with these newsgroups as they will instantly grass/dob you into the authorities if you are downloading illegal material especially the ones that have all your personal details......there have been a number of cases recently especially rapidshare

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