Free newsgroup access for usenet with virgin media

I just found out about this a few days ago, virgin offer a free newsgroup service(for virgin media broadband customers only), the server is news.virginmedia.com
This is great for people who have never used usenet before, but the bad thing is theres only a 7 day retention, ie files older than 7 days can't be downloaded. However it does have unlimited downloads, I've already downloaded a few episodes, one was HD. It maxed out my download speed too, but if you download alot during the day virgin will probably throttle your speed, its best to download after 9pm. Heres a good tutorial if anyone is interested
torrentfreak.com/how…de/

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As its free, 7 days should be fine (as long as its complete and full NG lists available) When I started using usenet (and paying about £10 per month) it was just 3 days retention for binaries.

Original Poster

Oh yeah you have to be a customer of virgin media broadband, should have added that but I suppose its kinda obvious.
nzbmatrix.com/ind…php
Thats the site I use to get nzb files.

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taz12345;3312000

Oh yeah you have to be a customer of virgin media broadband, should have … Oh yeah you have to be a customer of virgin media broadband, should have added that but I suppose its kinda obvious.



Hehe. Well yeh it was - but definately worth mentioning. Best to edit the orginal post to say that!:thumbsup:

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guv;3312038

Hehe. Well yeh it was - but definately worth mentioning. Best to edit the … Hehe. Well yeh it was - but definately worth mentioning. Best to edit the orginal post to say that!:thumbsup:



Done! Oh also, even when virgin were throttling my speed, I was still achieving a steady 300kb/s, I never got that with torrents. After 9pm it shot way past 1mb/s.

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taz12345;3312081

Done! Oh also, even when virgin were throttling my speed, I was still … Done! Oh also, even when virgin were throttling my speed, I was still achieving a steady 300kb/s, I never got that with torrents. After 9pm it shot way past 1mb/s.



Ouch! I get 1450KB with Be! No throttleing and no caps.

Original Poster

Yeah I hate throttling, I was getting 2000kb/s at one point, which I thought was odd since I only have a 10megabit connection. I can get around 1-1.2 mb/s most of the time. The retention period is poor though, but I can't complain seeing as its free.

Rep to you. Thanks for the info. Downloading at my max connection speed right now :-)

Hi all... Sorry am new to newsgroups..

Can anyone tell me why I keep getting article not found when trying to download?

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zish_uk;3312712

Hi all... Sorry am new to newsgroups..Can anyone tell me why I keep … Hi all... Sorry am new to newsgroups..Can anyone tell me why I keep getting article not found when trying to download?



Your probably trying to download something thats older than 7 days. Try downloading something more recent.

taz12345;3312876

Your probably trying to download something thats older than 7 days. Try … Your probably trying to download something thats older than 7 days. Try downloading something more recent.


TAZ - you are absolutely right... I tried one that was recent and works!! Next time I will read more carefully...

many thanks.

taz12345;3312000

Oh yeah you have to be a customer of virgin media broadband, should have … Oh yeah you have to be a customer of virgin media broadband, should have added that but I suppose its kinda obvious.nzbmatrix.com/index.phpThats the site I use to get nzb files.



The rar file I got from an NZB file from that site has a password, and I can't open it. Is there any convention for passwords. Are they listed on the site somewhere?:?

I get an average of 2.3mbps with virgin. thanks for this info, ive been using 3 day free trials with yabnews.com but ive run out of sim cards to use lol. a good search site ive found is nzbmovieseeker.com

I used to use it all the time with NTL - news.ntlworld.com I think that still works tbh.

Too bad Sky don't provide any!

does anyone know what will be login and password for it? many thnaks

Goodman;4910859

does anyone know what will be login and password for it? many thnaks



There isn't one :thumbsup:

Goodman;4910859

does anyone know what will be login and password for it? many thnaks



all you need is the server address ( news.virginmedia.com ) and enter 119 for the port

Femstar;4910872

There isn't one :thumbsup:



donnydude;4910914

all you need is the server address ( news.virginmedia.com ) and enter 119 … all you need is the server address ( news.virginmedia.com ) and enter 119 for the port




Thank you so much:thumbsup:
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