UsenetServer Review – Cheap And Good

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Short Overview: UsenetServer offers a very high retention, good speed, and is among the best top providers out there in regards to quality. Along with SSL, they also have an additional VPN-service for a additional charge, which can help you bypass bandwidth throttling and spying by your ISP or network administrator, particularly interesting for people at universities or if there’s …

XLNed Review – Cheap Usenet With Low Retention

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Short Overview: XLNed is an interesting provider for anyone with a very slow Internet connection, with a really unexpensive plans for people with less than 3 Mbps bandwidth. With only 900 days retention (which we suspect is more something like 1100 days, for reasons), it is for people who like to download more recent files, as very old content will not be …

Pure Usenet – Low Prices For People With Slow Internet

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Short Overview: Pure Usenet is a provider for everyone on a budget who still wants to enjoy quality Usenet. Especially if you have a slow Internet connection, this service is worth a shot. On first look, it doesn’t seem to be quite up to recent standards: Retention is lower than usual, at about 1100 days. Certainly this is still a …

GrabIt Review – Free And Old, But Still Good

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Quick Overview: GrabIt is a free newsreader for PC / Windows, and has all the features most people need to download binaries from Usenet with ease. It supports SSL encryption, NZBs, automatically repairs and extracts your downloads, and all the other good stuff, like automatically shutting down your computer after completing its job. You can use GrabIt in the simplest …

Grabit Settings

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This tutorial explains how to setup and customize GrabIt for your needs. You don’t need to go through all these settings if you just want to use it for downloading, but it can help if you like to fine-tune things. First of all, we’ll go through the server settings. These are important as they allow you to activate SSL and …

Newsleecher – A Powerful Newsreader

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 . Quick Overview: Newsleecher is one of the leading news reader for Usenet that has been around for a few years. In the past, it was known as a rather expensive but powerful newsreader, with a lot of interesting features that no other newsreader supported. For example, they were the first to introduce the so-called super search, which allowed users to browse …

Easynews Review – Easiest Usenet Access?

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Short Overview: Whoa, what is that? Easynews is definitely not your usual Usenet provider, but more of a downloading interface for newsgroups even your grandma could use. Made specifically for movies and videos, it combines almost all important features of a newsreader and a search engine in one, easy-to-use website. The whole thing works like this: you log into the website, enter …

Astraweb Review – A Usenet Veteran At Discount Prices

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  Quick Overview: Astraweb is one of the oldest Usenet providers out there, and has been at the top for several years now. Speeds are extremely high (we reached almost 130 Mb/s, or 15 Megabytes per second), and almost everybody should be able to max out their connection with them. Retention is at the top end of the scale, with …

Our Test Equipment

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When we test all kind of software, downloading methods, file sharing applications and, in particular, Usenet providers and VPNs, you should use good equipment to be sure you really get the maximum out of your connection. This is why, since May 2015, we test all services on a very strong system: Ladies and gentleman, we proudly present: The Aspire V …

eD2k / eDonkey

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Anyone who has been sharing files before BitTorrent became popular has heard the name of eDonkey (or eD2k), one of the first protocols build for larger files. Based on servers, which can be setup by anyone through a simple software. It can be described as a semi-centralized protocol, and currently there are around 7 servers online. However, most clients also …