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    Skiz's Avatar (_8(I)
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    I just downloaded my first piece of media via newsgroups!

    All I can say is, that was fast, although no faster than my torrent speeds when from a good tracker. I peaked at about 590kb/s, but I probably averaged more like 480-500. I get constant speeds of 590kb/s with uTorrent and again, a good tracker.

    I guess that's when a torrent is heavily seeded and new and not a few weeks old. Newsgroups, I'll get that speed all the time I assume?

    It's nice not having to seed though.

    After several overly complicated tutorials and failed attempts to figure out newsgroups, RealitY got me going in about 5 minutes.

    First download - Best of Eric Clapton, 2CD set.

    For a backup, of course.
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    Congratulations and Welcome to the club

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    find that newsgroups are fast. good that u got if figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Newsgroups, I'll get that speed all the time I assume?
    Yes. With a sufficient number of connections you should be maxing out your full bandwidth every time when downloading from newsgroups (as long as there are no other applications eating up bandwidth at the same time eg utorrent). Therefore bittorrent download speed can only ever be equal to (never better) than what you get from newsgroups at any particular point in time.

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    Yep, newsgroups are awesome!

    I've downloaded my first piece yesterday and i am averaging 1 MB/s.
    I think i am addicted ... 15 GB so far!

    Warm Regards

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    I gave up torrents for newsgroups a week ago and I can honestly say I'll never go back to torrents. Newsgroups for the win!!!!

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    congrats welcome the the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I just downloaded my first piece of media via newsgroups!

    It's nice not having to seed though.

    After several overly complicated tutorials and failed attempts to figure out newsgroups, RealitY got me going in about 5 minutes.

    First download - Best of Eric Clapton, 2CD set.

    For a backup, of course.
    Was it one of the tutorials on here? I only tried the Newsleecher tut but I didn't think it was overly complicated? Just wondering...

    Quote Originally Posted by shazer View Post
    Yep, newsgroups are awesome!

    I've downloaded my first piece yesterday and i am averaging 1 MB/s.
    I think i am addicted ... 15 GB so far!

    Warm Regards
    Quote Originally Posted by delimare View Post
    I gave up torrents for newsgroups a week ago and I can honestly say I'll never go back to torrents. Newsgroups for the win!!!!
    QFTMFT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt Seevers View Post
    Was it one of the tutorials on here? I only tried the Newsleecher tut but I didn't think it was overly complicated? Just wondering...
    I tried the tut of RealitY's about 2 years ago, though he says it's changed a lot since then.

    I also tried this:

    http://www.slyck.com/ng.php



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    out of curiousty skizo who is your provider. generally people seem to like to try their isps's first which tends to put alot of people off after there first attempt.

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