Hi, I just got my new 100 mbit cable broadband, and decided to test a couple of usenet providers to see what speeds I would get.
Unfortunately the results were disappointing.
I tested Astraweb 25 gig block account, Ngroups unlimited (which I've been using 6 months now) and Giganews diamond (3 day trial).
My max download speed is about 10-11 MB/sec
With Astraweb (20 connections) I get about 5-7 MB/sec.
Ngroups (12 connections) I get 4-5 MB/sec.
Giganews (20 connections) I get 6-7,5 MB/sec.
Ping to all servers <50ms
No provider maxes my connection. I'd have to use many providers to do so (over 30 connections), which would become too expensive.
All of the providers (especially giganews) were disappointments regarding speed. I had expected that I would get easily beyond 10 MB/sec just like in fast ftp:s and speedtests
Are there any suggestions on how to max my connection, without having to pay absurd sums of money?