said by Slagathor:
It's just from Astra, everything else is fast, using Newsbin pro.
It's not just slow, sometimes theres nothing, been trying to snag a 48gb file for the last 3 days....
Checked the log:
[21:41:35] ERROR NNTPSocket - Server:ssl-us.astraweb.com NNTPServer: Timeout - Waiting for Server to send Data: Socket - Read or Write Timeout
I suppose it's on Astra's end, so I can take off my tinfoil hat, eh troll....
You can do a trace route to the news server and see if it hit a slow down along the path. I have had issues in the past where a outside router in the the path was bad/overloaded and my News server paid the price.
With that said my news server had more then one server farm i could connect to and they also had different port that could be used. If i changed port some times that would cause it to be routed differently and i would get better speeds. Other time i would be slow on the east coast server so i would connect to the west coast server and it would be better.
You need to look into these options with Astraweb.