Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Snoochems, May 13, 2011.
Might start looking into using usenet again
Any sports like boxing or mma?
i ran out of my 2 blocks of data and havnt bought any for about 3 months since lol, i miss it but meh, just means i dont watch anything
Very quick response to my email - had a couple of replies from them last night, and all I had to do was simply enter 'specialdeal' in the promo/coupon code box on the upgrade page and that brought it down to the $40 yearly option. A few seconds later it was done.
One of the easier usenet providers to deal with, in terms of their dashboard/portal interface. Very clean. Some are so clunky and downright hideous!
I can see it was some time ago that you posted that, however if you see this - it might be worthwhile logging back into the NZBGeek and checking your account, as the initial premium accounts they offered/sold were lifelong, one-off payment deals. Soooo, you could still have an active account there??
just did this - payment upfront instead of monthly... fingers crossed it's not a last minute exit scam, don't want those ninjas running off with my few extra $$
Yep. That's why when I signed up with them a few months ago I was happy with the pay by the month. But US$40 is half that rate, and so if it lasts six months... And it's not the end of the world if it does turn out to be a scam. And if it's not, it auto-renews at the cheap rate after 12 months as well.
Should be ok
NewsDemon has the same deal with VPN ... https://www.newsdemon.com/billinginfo.php?pricepointid=20181031
Had used ND before for block account quite successfully! Might palm off the ninja account to the olds and use ND with VPN for myself
I am currently using NewsgroupNinja and ive just switched over to NBN, but my download speeds are still only ~140-170KB/s
Are there any settings I need to check to improve the speeds ?
how many simultaneous threads are you downloading at? NGN allows up to 30 connections...
I thought it was 50
I have also tried with 30 as well, and still the same
i never new this thread, something i actually know about
i use frugal usenet, 50 yr, only as newshosting gets so many duds
i only use 8 bots, i can up to 50 threads, but i found theres no difference
change ports if you have speed problems
ng should run as fast as your little nbn can go, if not your host sucks
Yeah i just found this about changing ports :
These are the ports available, but they dont seem to be making any difference
UPDATE : So it seems to be an issue with my VPN (PIA), with the VPN disconnected, the speeds are expected, but if I connect they are back down to being slow
i use PIA also. No issues. Maybe try a different vpn server?
Which ISP are you with, im wondering if Aussie Broadband throttles PIA
Connect directly to the Usenet servers via their SSL ports... What do you gain by connecting via a VPN?
I guess just that added level of reassurance
Torrents, and other P2P protocols, yes for sure. Usenet, not so much...
As long as you ensure your connections are over TLS you should be fine. And then you eliminate the VPN bottleneck potential.
You going through a VPN?
Edit: Page has updated with more responses, weird... I had similar issues with the VPN. Ended up dropping it. Can't remember which VPN I was using. Had 100mb/s connection. Was getting attrocious speeds. Ditched the VPN, back to ~8MB/s