Giganews 200/200Mbps - How Many Connections?

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Binson_Buzz
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Giganews 200/200Mbps - How Many Connections?

Post by Binson_Buzz » 24 Jun 2018, 10:39

I've been using usenet for around 14 years, but I've never really paid attention to the number of connections I use. Until recently I just used all 50, but I dropped to around 20 a year ago when I started using nzbget.

I've just got a shiny new 200/200 connection which was a major step-up from my 18/1. Unfortunately I'm struggling to download faster than 10MB/s and on average I'm only getting 3-6MB/s. I've always been a big believer of usenet being the best way to max out a line, so I know something's wrong my end as I can get 190Mbps from torrents and on speed tests consistently.

How many connections should I be using? I use Giganews for about 60% of my traffic and cube for about another 30%. I've tried 2,4,8 and 16 so far and to be honest I can't see a pattern. I've implemented all of the steps from the optimize guide apart from pausing will unpacking/repairing etc. I'm also using news-europe.giganews.com as I've always assumed this is right as I'm in the UK?

All help appreciated.

Edit: I seem to max out at 12MB/s with 40 connections.

Some details of my Unraid system E5-2683V3 CPU with 64GB ram running linuxserver docker. downloads going to my SSD cache pool, which isn't running dockers or VMs (on other drives)

sanderj
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Re: Giganews 200/200Mbps - How Many Connections?

Post by sanderj » 24 Jun 2018, 12:36

Your hardware can't be the problem. Final check: what does https://fast.com/ give you?

You could try another usenet provider, and see if you get 20 MB/s. Maybe https://www.newsgroup.ninja/en ... "7 Day Money Back Guarantee. " or https://usenet.farm/#trial
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hugbug
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Re: Giganews 200/200Mbps - How Many Connections?

Post by hugbug » 24 Jun 2018, 13:27

How far geographically are you from the news servers? You are not in Australia, aren't you? ;)

You can do:
  • check CPU and disk usage. Isn't there some process using most of CPU and disk bandwidth?
  • test hardware performance (CPU and disk) as described in Performing Speed Tests.
  • just for a test - install nzbget on another computer, for example a notebook.
  • test with SABnzbd. NZBGet and SAB has very different connection management and sometimes one program works better than the other.

Binson_Buzz
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Re: Giganews 200/200Mbps - How Many Connections?

Post by Binson_Buzz » 24 Jun 2018, 13:39

sanderj wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 12:36
Your hardware can't be the problem. Final check: what does https://fast.com/ give you?
I consistently get over 190Mbps when there's no other activity - right now 170Mbps.

Binson_Buzz
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Re: Giganews 200/200Mbps - How Many Connections?

Post by Binson_Buzz » 24 Jun 2018, 15:05

hugbug wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 13:27
How far geographically are you from the news servers? You are not in Australia, aren't you? ;)

You can do:
  • check CPU and disk usage. Isn't there some process using most of CPU and disk bandwidth?
  • test hardware performance (CPU and disk) as described in Performing Speed Tests.
  • just for a test - install nzbget on another computer, for example a notebook.
  • test with SABnzbd. NZBGet and SAB has very different connection management and sometimes one program works better than the other.
No, I'm in the UK.

Disk bandwidth could be a factor as there are some big tasks going on that shouldn't be affecting that drive, but you never know. I'll try tomorrow when things have settled down and I'll also try on a laptop.

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