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    Would appreciate help/ advice with Newsgroups please :)

    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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    Have a skim through this thread to get a general idea, my brain shuts off at 10pm, so can't explain it to you.

    hotukdeals.com/ite…to/


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

    thesaint;6173434

    Have a skim through this thread to get a general idea, my brain shuts off … 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.

    I've been using Astraweb for server access for a while, find them nice and cheap and very reliable. astraweb.com/

    Use the details Astraweb gives you to configure a news client. I've been using Grabit for years 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)

    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!

    abomination;6173461

    I don't know about you but I can only read so much news, after the first … 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.

    Original Poster

    morrk;6173459

    I've been using Astraweb for server access for a while, find them nice … 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

    mum2b;6173515

    I only have crappy 1mb connection so is it worth me sticking to … 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.

    morrk;6173534

    You will still probably get better speeds as you aren't forced to share … 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.

    Original Poster

    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?

    mum2b;6173556

    ok thanks guys so if if i sign up to that astraweb what else do i need … 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?


    alt binz google.

    [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.

    abomination;6173599

    [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.

    Original Poster

    OMG, i get in now, thanks guys Rep all around!

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

    Banned

    abomination;6173599

    [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!

    mum2b;6173619

    OMG, i get in now, thanks guys Rep all around!Il sign up tomorrow OMG, i get in now, thanks guys 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.

    thesaint;6173598

    You do realise the OP isn't 16, and the legal age of consent is 16 in any … 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:.

    Original Poster

    morrk;6173636

    Have a little read above mate, may find the sae for free. I'm just old … 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!?

    mum2b;6173662

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



    Ooops sae=same:)

    Original Poster

    morrk;6173667

    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?

    mum2b;6173685

    oh right, lol, yeah but everyone saying that it is an friendlier layout … 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.

    Original Poster

    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?

    mum2b;6176245

    Someone help me please!!So i have signed up to astraweb and newzbin and … Someone help me please!!So i have signed up to astraweb and newzbin and have just downloaded grabitGrabIt 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:)

    mum2b;6176245

    GrabIt is now asking for the name or my internet news server and askif i … 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.

    Original Poster

    kidcat;6176276

    I read this thread last night hoping to gain some insight but I was … 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!

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    PhearFactor;6176289

    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!?

    Use EU Secure if your package allows it.

    Original Poster

    PhearFactor;6176325

    Use EU Secure if your package allows it.


    it says unable to connect to server error 10061

    Make sure you have SSL enabled/ticked.

    Banned

    Another thread about illegal downloading practices.

    Interesting...

    Original Poster

    PhearFactor;6176373

    Make sure you have SSL enabled/ticked.


    wheres the option?

    mum2b;6176395

    wheres the option?



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

    Original Poster

    PhearFactor;6176411

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


    what program do you use?

    Alt.Binz

    Original Poster

    il download that then

    mum2b;6176438

    so you use that instead of GrabIt? Where can i download it from please?



    altbinz.net/ind…=32

    Original Poster

    PhearFactor;6176446

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


    thanks, wow this looks confusing!

    SO how do i set it up then?

    morrk;6173667

    Ooops sae=same:)


    :giggle:

    mum2b;6176486

    thanks, wow this looks confusing!SO how do i set it up then?



    english.mixel.nl/?Tu…inz

    Original Poster

    thanks (Y)

    i have signed up to Newzbin so how do i use that?

    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
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