I have Astraweb, subscribed to nzbmatrix, and followed the advice in the gizmodo article and I still can't get anything to download. I can see the files but nothing happens. I get a message saying server timed out. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.
Could my router be causing a problem?
It's possible you have a software or router firewall that's blocking the port you're trying to use. Try disabling any third party or windows firewall software if you're using it.
If that doesn't help then try using a different host/port:
Port 119, 23, 1818 or 8080 at:
Port 443 or 563 at:
(select Encrypted Server Connection/SSL)
Max connections should be set at 15-20.
You could also try using Newsleecher instead of SABnzbd.
First rule about newsgroups: Don't talk about newsgroups!
Hahahaha so true so true!
That's the worst thing that could happen is seeing a 60 minutes report on newsgroups like how torrents and p2p have had. lol
I've used astraweb, usenetserver, and now Giganews. It's expensive, but the best.
I use www.newzbin.com and have for years, it's great. You can download .nzb files from it and plug them directly into a client for your downloads. I use usenetexplorer: http://www.netwu.com/ue/
It's a pay client, but I think it's one of the best. It will even repair the missing parts of your download if the uploader included parity files which 99% of the time there is, then it will even unzip/unrar it for you too. So when it's done, you go to your download directory and everything is there waiting for you.
In Usenet Explorer you can now do searching for stuff in the groups, so an indexing site isn't a must as downloading all the headers in a group was a major pain in the butt back in the old days, but I still believe use an indexing website.
Doesn't Cox jump all over you once your bandwidth usage explodes to 20X what it normally is?
Cox has their ridiculously low bandwidth limits listed on their page. Premier package users will top the limit after only 60GB or 7 hours (about a single bluray download) of full speed downloading. The Premier Plus package is 150GB and the Ultimate package is 300GB. From what I've read on DSLR many people go over the limits with no problems.