Astraweb Review


Astraweb, a well known Usenet Service Provider and isn’t a reseller. They provide value with lots of different options that make their Usenet service worth while. Astraweb Usenet has block accounts, several different payment options, Secure SSL access and all the main features you would look for in a Usenet provider.

Astraweb Binary Retention

Astraweb currently offers 2,407 days of binary retention across ALL major newsgroups.


Astraweb offers 2 general plan categories:

  • Unlimited Downloads – currently the best deal is the Astraweb $15 for 2 months special – which means you pay only $15 a month for two months of unlimited high speed downloads. Do this if you are considering Astraweb.  Take advantage of this deal while it lasts.
  • Also notable if you just want to check out Astraweb for a month would be the Astraweb $11 special.
  • Block Downloads Astraweb offers no time limit restrictions and you can buy blocks of Usenet downloads for $10 for 25 GB or $25 for 180 GB.

Astraweb Free Trial

Astraweb does not offer a free trial.

Astraweb Speed

Download speeds with Astraweb are good. They are plugged into Level 3 networks, LimeLight Networks and Savvis Intenet backbone servers and have servers located in North Carolina so you should get a good connection throughput in the USA and in Europe.

Astraweb Ports  / Configuration Instructions

  • General Server:
  • European Server:
  • US Server:
  • Ports: 119, 23, 1818 or 8080
  • Secure Server: Ports 443 or 563
  • Ports 443 or 563 (European)
  • Ports 443 or 563 (US)
  • Maximum Connections: 50 connections


As many other Usenet providers offer Astraweb also has secure SSL connections which work via port 563.

Overall Thoughts

Astraweb is a good provider if you are looking for quality Usenet access.

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