Usenet Speed Tests

Usenet is known for its extremely high speed, and this is one of the main reasons for most people to switch from Torrents to get the content they want.

Many Usenet providers allow you to connect to their servers at speeds as fast as your Internet connection will allow. What does this mean for you?

It means that with a 100 Mbps internet connection you can download a 700mb file in less than 1 minute. And a full DVD (4.7GB) should be downloaded in no more than 4 minutes.

Why? On Usenet connection speed matches your bandwidth (The only limitation you get when using Usenet is that of your Internet Service Provider), and remains constant. This means a Usenet user can download whenever they like without worrying about ratio (no speed is lost), uploads (you are not forced to upload the files that you are downloading in Usenet)… Usenet is faster than the fastest of Torrent Trackers because Usenet utilizes your maximum available bandwidth.

To get the most out of your Usenet experience, you’ll want to ensure that you achieve maximum speeds. How to optimize your Usenet speed?

You might get faster download speeds from a server that is geographically closer to you. We tested Usenet servers using a Fiber connection (Hyperoptic). As we’re located in the EU, our expectation would be to get top speeds on the EU server, and slightly worse results for the US. However, you can expect performance to be slower if you are trying to use a European Usenet service from North America. If you live in the United States then I recommend using a U. S. Usenet provider for your primary.

Speed can also be influenced by the number of connections you are allowed to make. To get the fastest connection possible, only use as many connections as necessary to maximize your bandwidth. In fact using too many connections will slow down your Usenet speed. What is the right number of Usenet connections? To test how many connections you should be using, slowly increase your number of connections. Use a speed test to check your bandwidth usage. Increase your number of connections until you use all available bandwidth. Once you do use all of your available bandwidth, slowly decrease your number of connections. When your bandwidth usage also drops, stop. You have found your perfect number. There is a general consensus that 8 - 12 connections is sufficient for most users, though. 

Another way to solve this problem is to switch your server. Some Usenet providers offer multiple servers (news servers in the US and Europe) to deliver the fastest Usenet speeds possible. To maximize download speeds during times of slow performance we suggest you setup all servers and split your connections between them.

Avoid Peak Hours - If the server is too overloaded, one solution could be trying it again later. You might learn that at certain times everything slows down, thanks to high traffic.

NOTE - The speed is also influenced by the quality of your (network) equipment. 

Start downloading right away!


NewsHosting - The fastest Usenet provider on the market

Max. Speed: 1 GB/s

Server Locations: USA, Netherlands, Germany

Connections: 30

SSL Connections: Yes 

Because Newshosting is running server farms in both North America and Europe you can always select the location closest to you to ensure the maximum download speed.

NL Server: news-nl.newshosting.com

newshosting speed

DE Server: news-de.newshosting.com

newshosting de speed

US Server: news-us.newshosting.com

newshosting us speed

The speed from which we could download files from all the Newshosting servers was similar to the maximum speed of our own internet connection, which is 1 GB/s

NL Server + DE Server + US Server

nzbget newshosting

Tweaknews

Max. Speed: 1 GB/s

Server Locations: Netherlands

Connections: 40

SSL Connections: Yes

Tweaknews makes all articles available at unlimited speeds  – regardless of the age of the article.

NL Server: news.tweaknews.eu

Tweanews speed

Easynews

Max. Speed: 1 GB/s

Server Locations: USA and Netherlands

Connections: 60

SSL Connections: Yes

With up to 60 simultaneous connections and unlimited speed you can easily maximize all the available bandwidth your Internet provider is offering you. 

With server farms located in The netherlands and North America there is always a location close enough to your location to ensure maximum download speed.

U Server: secure-eu.news.easynews.com

easynews eu speed

US Server: secure-us.news.easynews.com

easynews us speed

NL Server + US Server

easynews nzbget

Usenet.Farm

Max. Speed: 1 GB/s

Server Locations: Netherlands

Connections: 40

SSL Connections: Yes

NL Server: news.usenet.farm

usenet.farm speed

UsenetExpress

Max. Speed: 1 GB/s

Server Locations: USA

Connections: 50

SSL Connections: Yes

US Server: news.usenetexpress.com

Usenetexpress speed

UsenetBucket

Max. Speed: 400 Mbit

Server Locations: Netherlands

Connections: 25

SSL Connections: Yes

UsenetBucket provides packages starting with 10Mbit download speed, up to there ‘Ultimate Bucket’ that provides 400Mbit download speed. Usenetbucket always provided us with the full 400Mbit!

NL Server: reader.usenetbucket.com

Usenetbucket speed

Eweka

Max. Speed: 300 Mbit

Server Locations: Netherlands

Connections: 20

SSL Connections: Yes

We have tested the High-Speed plan on a Fiber connection (Hyperoptic). Speed (300 Mbit) matches up to their promise

PureUsenet

Max. Speed: 1 GB/s

Server Locations: Netherlands

Connections: 12

SSL Connections: Yes

NL Server: news.pureusenet.nl

pureusenet eu speed

ExtremeUsenet

Max. Speed: 300 Mbit

Server Locations: Netherlands

Connections: 30

SSL Connections: Yes

Because Extremeusenet is offering a large variety of packages they are extremely interesting for users that only require a lower download speed (4 mbit). But also for the heavy users they have high speed packages up to 300Mbit.