So here's the situation. I just started using usenet (server Newshosting), and I am on a bit of a limited bandwidth local network so I've been trying to figure out how much bandwidth I'm actually using. So, I run speedtest.net, tells me I'm around 4.5 Mbps-5.0 Mbps. I turn on my usenet client (SABnzbd), and it says the download speed is ~500 kbps. I run speedtest again, and my download speed drops to around ~0.5 Mbps.
So the math doesn't add up.
This is reproduceable, and I'm experimented with limited the bandwidth of the client to ~100 kbps, which gets me around 3.0 Mbps, so it's consistent with not downloading as fast as it claims.
Is there just a lot of overhead bandwidth involved in these usenet servers? Is there a specific reason this is happening? Can I do anything about it? Obviously, I'd like