How to Usenet

I used to link to a page containing this information on the website. I figure that I may as well post it here too, for reference.

Basically, if you don’t know what Usenet is, look here. This entry is just a short step-by-step guide to allow you to start downloading binaries.

So, the instructions:

  • download Grabit & install
  • download QuickPar & install
  • buy a newsgroup account
  • buy a premium Newzbin account
  • select all the files attached to the report or click the little download arrow in the search results for whatever you want to download
  • your browser will ask you what you want to do with a .nzb file, make grabit open it
  • after the download has finished, run any .par files that were included in the download to guarantee file integrity
  • be happy that you have (most likely) just pirated