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    Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder!

    This is a discussion on Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Also on connect here and can download at 800kB all day every day...

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      Re: Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder!

      Also on connect here and can download at 800kB all day every day


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      Re: Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder!

      Quote Originally Posted by Plusnet suck View Post
      Also on connect here and can download at 800kB all day every day
      and still stay within your 40GB limit hehe.

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      Re: Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder!

      Ok, so it looks like today's job is to find out why I'm only getting about 170k. Mind you, I'm not particularly close to my exchange so I didn't expect wonders.

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      Re: Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder!

      Ok, so the first two things I try are:

      Binning Zone Alarm and going back to Windows Firewall

      Moving my router and plugging it in to the main phone socket.


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      I am now downloading a DVD at 630k instead of 115k (dropping from 12 hours to under 2 hours to DL).
      Last edited by goalscrounger; 17-05-10 at 12:44 AM.

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      Re: Newsgroup Downloads - 5 Minute Wonder!

      Quote Originally Posted by obvious View Post
      I've also got eu.usenet-news.net (who've already got the highwinds Amsterdam server) and speeds are good using the SSL option which is great. The only problem is that they're a bit more expensive (10/month unlimited).
      cheaper than giganews!

     

     
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