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Would appreciate help/ advice with Newsgroups please :)

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Getting scarred of using torrents now so have decided to leap to newsgroups. Just looking for advice really at how the process works and who i should go with. I have done some goggling but i all looks… Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Getting scarred of using torrents now so have decided to leap to newsgroups. Just looking for advice really at how the process works and who i should go with. I have done some goggling but i all looks abit intimidating atm :(

Hit me with a PM if you want or add me on msn :) (pm me for addie )

thanks
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Have a skim through this thread to get a general idea, my brain shuts off at 10pm, so can't explain it to you.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/331072/astraweb-only-11-retention-going-to/


(if you're fit, i'll' add you on MSN though:))
#2
thesaint;6173434
Have a skim through this thread to get a general idea, my brain shuts off at 10pm, so can't explain it to you.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/331072/astraweb-only-11-retention-going-to/


(if you're fit, i'll' add you on MSN though:))

I believe she's 16.

Going the same way as your friend BG1 I see?

Astraweb would be the best to go with if you have limited funds.
#3
I've been using Astraweb for server access for a while, find them nice and cheap and very reliable. http://astraweb.com/

Use the details Astraweb gives you to configure a news client. I've been using Grabit for years http://www.shemes.com/ - I find this to be a very simple, stable program.

To search for content I use [url]www.newzbin.com[/url] - Cost's 25p per week and worth it's weight in gold.

It's really easy once you get into it and gives me speeds torrents never could. (Constantly maxed out 20Mb connection - 2.4MB/s)
#4
I don't know about you but I can only read so much news, after the first 10GB or so my brain shuts down. I think I'll stick to the newspaper from now on!
#5
abomination;6173461
I don't know about you but I can only read so much news, after the first 10GB or so my brain shuts down. I think I'll stick to the newspaper from now on!

I lol'd.
#6
morrk
I've been using Astraweb for server access for a while, find them nice and cheap and very reliable. http://astraweb.com/

Use the details Astraweb gives you to configure a news client. I've been using Grabit for years http://www.shemes.com/ - I find this to be a very simple, stable program.

[COLOR="Red"]How do i configure a news client and does it cost money? :? [/COLOR]

To search for content I use [url]www.newzbin.com[/url] - Cost's 25p per week and worth it's weight in gold.

It's really easy once you get into it and gives me speeds torrents never could. (Constantly maxed out 20Mb connection - 2.4MB/s)


I only have crappy 1mb connection so is it worth me sticking to torrents?
how much in total will it cost me a month?
can i use it on 2 pcs ?

thanks for help
#7
mum2b
I only have crappy 1mb connection so is it worth me sticking to torrents?
how much in total will it cost me a month?
can i use it on 2 pcs ?

thanks for help


You will still probably get better speeds as you aren't forced to share which uses upload speed. In total I pay about £8-9 a month I think.

Astraweb will provide you with 20 concurrent connections to the server but to be honest I've never tried it on 2 pc's as I do all my downloading on one machine.
#8
morrk;6173534
You will still probably get better speeds as you aren't forced to share which uses upload speed. In total I pay about £8-9 a month I think.

Astraweb will provide you with 20 concurrent connections to the server but to be honest I've never tried it on 2 pc's as I do all my downloading on one machine.

I personally wouldnt bother on a 1mbit connection unless you're downloading 800MB movies and just albums.

Astraweb is usually £7 a month.

You can use it on as many PC's as you want but it can only be connected on ONE at a time.
#9
ok thanks guys so if if i sign up to that astraweb what else do i need to sign up to get the files from? :S
#10
mum2b;6173556
ok thanks guys so if if i sign up to that astraweb what else do i need to sign up to get the files from? :S

alt binz :) google.
#11
[alt binz] + [binsearch]

Only crazy people pay for their .nzb fix.

GrabIt was good to me but I had problems with SSL and it's not very efficient with single large files which it doesn't split into threads.
#12
abomination
[alt binz] + [binsearch]

Only crazy people pay for their .nzb fix.


I been using newzbin for years and like the way it's laid out and organised. If I didn't spend my 25p there I would probably lose it down the back of the sofa anyway. :)
#13
OMG, i get in now, thanks guys :D Rep all around!

Il sign up tomorrow :) So any got a spare Newzbin invite then!? :-D
banned#14
abomination
[alt binz] + [binsearch]

Only crazy people pay for their .nzb fix.


Cheapskate! :w00t:

Cant believe I'm still paying for usenet without bothering to use it though!
#15
mum2b
OMG, i get in now, thanks guys :D Rep all around!

Il sign up tomorrow :) So any got a spare Newzbin invite then!? :-D


Have a little read above mate, may find the sae for free. I'm just old and set in my ways. :)
#16
thesaint;6173598
You do realise the OP isn't 16, and the legal age of consent is 16 in any case. :roll:

I realise she is as she has said in previous posts :thumbsup:.
#17
morrk
Have a little read above mate, may find the sae for free. I'm just old and set in my ways. :)

Lol, u have confused me now! :-S Whats sae!?
#18
mum2b
Lol, u have confused me now! :-S Whats sae!?


Ooops sae=same:)
#19
morrk
Ooops sae=same:)

oh right, lol, yeah but everyone saying that it is an friendlier layout Newzbin so id rather that as i dont mind paying :)

Oh one last question, do u still have ratios and stuff?
#20
mum2b
oh right, lol, yeah but everyone saying that it is an friendlier layout Newzbin so id rather that as i dont mind paying :)

Oh one last question, do u still have ratios and stuff?


Well if you want a newzbin invite I can send you one no probs. PM your email and I'll get it sent.

And no, no ratios, no sharing whatsoever. :)
#21
Someone help me please!!

So i have signed up to astraweb and newzbin and have just downloaded grabit

GrabIt is now asking for the name or my internet news server and askif i want to tick a box for username and password. Im confused, what do i do?
#22
mum2b
Someone help me please!!

So i have signed up to astraweb and newzbin and have just downloaded grabit

GrabIt is now asking for the name or my internet news server and askif i want to tick a box for username and password. Im confused, what do i do?


I read this thread last night hoping to gain some insight but I was confused all night, I think you have done amazing to have downloaded whatever you have and understood that much:)
#23
mum2b
GrabIt is now asking for the name or my internet news server and askif i want to tick a box for username and password. Im confused, what do i do?


It wants your astraweb info, should be in your welcome email.
#24
kidcat
I read this thread last night hoping to gain some insight but I was confused all night, I think you have done amazing to have downloaded whatever you have and understood that much:)

Lol, tbh im not even sure what i have downloaded!

Urgh, its getting of my nerves now! I just want to download some stuff! Its sooo confusing!
#25
PhearFactor
It wants your astraweb info, should be in your welcome email.

So do i put in the info for the General Server, European Server, Secure Server, or the european secrue server!?
#26
Use EU Secure if your package allows it.
#27
PhearFactor
Use EU Secure if your package allows it.

it says unable to connect to server error 10061
#28
Make sure you have SSL enabled/ticked.
#29
PhearFactor
Make sure you have SSL enabled/ticked.

wheres the option?
#30
mum2b
wheres the option?


Should be in the server options. A tickbox usually that says enable SSL - Secure Socket Layer.
#31
PhearFactor
Should be in the server options. A tickbox usually that says enable SSL - Secure Socket Layer.

what program do you use?
#32
Alt.Binz
#33
il download that then :)
#34
mum2b
so you use that instead of GrabIt? Where can i download it from please?


http://www.altbinz.net/index.php?page=downloadz&show_id=32
#35

thanks, wow this looks confusing!

SO how do i set it up then?
#36
morrk;6173667
Ooops sae=same:)

:giggle:
#37
mum2b
thanks, wow this looks confusing!

SO how do i set it up then?


http://english.mixel.nl/?Tutorials:Alt.binz
#38
thanks (Y)

i have signed up to Newzbin so how do i use that?
#39
Once you can connect to the server okay in Alt.Binz, it comes up at bottom as connected and ready. You can just import files from Newzbin, just download a file and make sure that it opens by default with Alt.Binz, and the program will do the rest for you.

For example:
.torrent = uTorrent
.nzb = Alt.Binz
#40
PhearFactor
Once you can connect to the server okay in Alt.Binz, it comes up at bottom as connected and ready. You can just import files from Newzbin, just download a file and make sure that it opens by default with Alt.Binz, and the program will do the rest for you.

For example:
.torrent = uTorrent
.nzb = Alt.Binz

ok, thanks for all your help :)

SO it is connected fine i think. When i go on Newzbin and click on somthing i want but button do i have to press to download it though, i just want a big button which say 'DOWNLOAD NOW' :)

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