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    My internet provider offers 2 GB download a month for newsgroups. How do I put it to my advantage.

    P.S. I know nothing about newsgroups.

    Thanks

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    The stickies up there would be a good start.

    You'll need a client, such as Grabit or Newsleecher first. I prefer Grabit.

    Start one of the tutorials up there and let us know if you run into any walls.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jpExposure View Post
    My internet provider offers 2 GB download a month for newsgroups. How do I put it to my advantage.

    P.S. I know nothing about newsgroups.

    Thanks
    To be honest, unless you are only going to use text groups 2gb is not going to get you very far. You probably need to pay for a premium server.

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    Skizo - Thanks, I am going to start with the tutorial and let you know if I run into any trouble.

    Eyeballer - I am just trying to get my feet wet. I don't want to pay for a premium server until I have a better understanding of how it works.

    Thanks

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    When I had that little off bandwidth available from my isp's newserver, I would get the tv shows that I had to see at that moment or software that was so old and not available via torrent's. Whatever you need/want the most the quickest is what you should get. I would often grab the shows and then seed back to a torrent tracker, etc.

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    I think I download more than 2GB of headers in a month. I think you'll soon finding yourself paying for some premium service.

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    Are you even certain that your ISP offers binary groups? I mean, 2GB are a reasonable amount of data but certainly not if you think about downloading any binaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp0ngeb0b View Post
    I think I download more than 2GB of headers in a month. I think you'll soon finding yourself paying for some premium service.
    Forget the headers with only 2GB of space and just keep up to date with our NZB section. You will only use bandwidth on files you need.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Are you even certain that your ISP offers binary groups? I mean, 2GB are a reasonable amount of data but certainly not if you think about downloading any binaries.
    2GB is plenty for 350MB tv episodes or game rips, etc. Certainly you won't get a full DVD but you have options, especially depending on the retention your isp offers.
    Last edited by Racket; 07-18-2007 at 12:03 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Is your ISP comcast? I think I am in the same situation as you, only to use it you have to call comcast to get a username and password. Thats where I am at.

    And luckily Sp0ngeB0b, headers dont count.

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    2GB is that all? that wouldn't last me an hour..

    ok if you only want to D/L porn photos

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