Configure NZBGet Windows to download from newsgroups

In this tutorial configure NZBGet Windows. We are going to configure NZBGet to download from the newsgroups. If NZBget is configured. Then we can also link other programs to it, such as SickChill and CouchPotato.

Open your browser and go to http://127.0.0.1:6789. Unless you have INSTALLED NZBget on another computer. Then what you’re after is http://lokaal-ip-adres:6789. The users name and password is. What you specified during installation. And otherwise the default username nzbget, and the password also nzbget.

nzbget settings

Once we’ve opened nzbget’s web page. Then we go to Settings.

Now we go to the tab PATHS. This can be found on the left.

Adjust MainDir (temporary location) and DestDir (final location) here. To the desired location, to save your downloads.

Now we go to the tab NEWS-SERVERS. You now need the data from the news server. Which you use to download from the newsgroups. These details can often be found in the confirmation email from your news server. See also here Freee usenet servers. These free news servers are very useful as a backup.

Copy the data below.

Name You can come up with the name yourself.

level The first best news server is 0. If you add some free news servers, set it up 1. Then NZBGet will first try to download everything via the 0 server. If that doesn’t work with the 0 servers. Then NZBGet will try everything with 1 level. Then NZBGet will try it with level 2 and so on.

Host This is the address of the news server You can often find this in your confirmation email from your news server.

Port This is 563, if you’re using SSL. If you do not use SSL, it is often 119. The advice is to use SSL. Then no one can watch what you download only your News server host. If they keep logs of this.

UserName Deze kan je vaak vinden in je bevestiging email van je nieuwsserver.

Password You can often find this in your confirmation email from your news server.

Encrypt If you use SSL. Turn on this check mark.

Connections 4 is plenty. And then you often have something left over for other things. Like SpotNet, for example.

Retention the retention, you can often find on the website of your news server provider.

Click Test Connection. And if that went well. Now you can add even more servers. I advise you to do the same. Like your internet provider, and free news servers. Your download is more likely to come in completely.

Now we go to the Tablad SECURITY.

Enter your desired username and password in ControlUsername and in ControlPassword. If this is still the default password nzbget.

You are now done with the configuration of NZBGet. And you can download it now from the newsgroups. You can do this by downloading a NZB file. And then import it into NZBGet.

NZBGet Windows tutorial

  1. NZBGet User Manual
  2. INSTALL NZBGet as a Windows service
  3. Configure Nzbget Windows
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