You mean you are getting a real computer and internet access? The internet
service provider will have a setup for email and for newsgroups. You put
the information into the newsreader program and they you have access to all
Your ISP needs to give you the url for the usenet
news server they're using. With Comcast it's Giganews
In your browser, probably in "prefernces".find the
server set ups and look for New (NNTP) Server, fill
in the name your ISP provided.
Either it does not really work so well with Firefox or you just don't chose
to quote the text you're responding to - a not-so insignificant complaint in
the usenet community. This is a common issue with posters using google
groups and it does nothing to convey the context of a reply.
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 21:01:36 -0600, Ron Truitt wrote:
If you're talking about dialup and not DSL or cable, I suggest trying my
ISP. I use Intergate and their monthly fee for unlimited access is $9.95.
And yes, they provide usenet acess via,IIRC, Supernews.
Been with them for over a year now - they're more reliable than most I've
(Since I'm using google groups, I'll provide some context...) In
response to the previous post recommending a specific ISP, I'd check
first whether Verizon offers DSL in your area. I was paying $9.95/mo
for dialup, and then switched to Verizon DSL at $14.95/mo, and it's
vastly faster, and nicer to have it on all the time and not tying up
In response to the original poster's question, I've been satisfied with
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