Have you ever been wondering why you are getting slow speeds on Usenet when you have a really fast broadband connection that normally works just fine? Well changes are that your ISP is throttling your Internet connection to avoid expensive bandwidth being sucked up by your Usenet usage.
Personally I think it is a disgrace that a provider can throttle traffic like that and to put it mildly it reminds me of Internet censorship.
The problem is that your ISP can detect what traffic is Usenet traffic and what is just regular traffic. From that point on it is very easy for them to put a lid on your Usenet access and make sure you don’t get your moneys worth of bandwidth.
How to Hide Usenet Usage From Your ISP
So in order to not have your ISP (Internet Service Provider) throttle your connection you need to hide your Usenet traffic from them. It is actually very simple. You can either use a VPN connection like Unlocator (best on the market) or you can use a Usenet provider that offers a SSL connection. Either way your ISP will no longer be able to snoop around in your traffic you will get the most out of your connection.
Below is a list of the highest rated Usenet providers that offer SSL connections:
- EasyNews – Extensive ssl support: 21, 22, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 443, 8000 and 8080. All available for connection via SSL. (best provider in my opinion)
- Newshosting – on NHXL you get access to 23, 25, 80 & 3128 normal and 443 encrypted. Other packages offer similar ports, check Support > Server Information.
- Supernews – Port 23 and port 80 for non SSL. 443 for SSL.
- Powerusenet – Port 119, 23 and 80 with 256 BIT SSL
So by signing up with one of the above providers you will prevent your Internet provider from throttling your broadband connection. So simple but very effective and it is the best way to ensure that you get the highest Usenet speeds possible.