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NZBGet on Windows
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Basic Installation Process

  1. Download the NZBGet setup application for Windows from the NZBGet download page.

  2. Run setup and install the most recent stable version of NZBGet;

  3. After the installation has completed, launch NZBGet via the start menu or desktop shortcut;

  4. Upon launch, NZBGet will place an icon into the Windows tray area (near the system clock) and open a browser window. 

  5. Once launched, follow the below directions for initial configuration.


  1. In the web-interface, click on the settings tab (found on the top middle of the page) 

  2. Click on “news-servers” in the left hand side menu

  3. Set these following settings:

    1. Active: Yes

    2. Name:

    3. Level: 0

    4. Optional: No

    5. Group: 0

    6. Host:

    7. Port: Select one of the following: 

      1. 563, 443 or 8080 for SSL.

      2. 20, 23, 25, 119, 3128, 7000, 8000 or 9000 for unencrypted. 

    8. Username: Your UsenetServer username

    9. Password: Your UsenetServer password

    10. Join Group: No

    11. Encryption: This setting depends on your port selection. If you selected a SSL port set to yes, if you selected a non-SSL port select no. 

    12. Cypher: Leave blank

    13. Connections: Enter the number of connections you have on your UsenetServer account. This may vary by account type, please check your welcome email or UsenetServer admin panel if you are unsure. 

    14. Retention: 0. UsenetServer has the highest available article retention and adds to it every day. You don’t need to artificially cap article retention on UNS like you may at other providers. 

    15. IPVersion: Auto

NZBGet is now configured with your UsenetServer account! Please remember that NZBGet is a customizable newsreader. For further information on how to get the most out of your NZBGet experience, please review our tips and tricks article. If you wish to review advanced Windows setup options, you can find those instructions here

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