SuperNZB’s Downloader Window can be opened from the File Menu.
The list of Usenet servers that you see on the Downloader is created when this window opens up. It looks at the servers you have set up on the Servers window, sees which ones are “active” and then uses the “connections” number to create the list.
Each line you see is a “connection” and each server will usually have more than one connection. SuperNZB takes the server name you entered, and then adds a dash, and a number for each connection to create the server name you see here. So, if you have entered the TechSono server with six connections, you will see:
TechSono-1 TechSono-2 TechSono-3 TechSono-4 TechSono-5 TechSono-6
If you change something on the Servers window, you must close the Downloader and then re-open it to see the changes. You can turn a connection on-and-off while the Downloader is running via the check-box at the left.
The State column shows what the connection is doing. First, it connects to the server, then it sends your username, then your password, then asks for a post, receives a post, etc.
The Errors column shows the number of errors the server has returned on that connection. These are server and handshaking types of errors, and don’t indicate whether or not the file being downloaded is corrupt. They are usually nothing to worry about, but are an indication as to how reliable the server is. Read more on the Error Handling page.
The MB column shows the total number of megabytes downloaded by that connection.
The Speed column shows how fast the current post is being downloaded. This usually starts out slow and then increases since there is some time-consuming handshaking that must go on as SuperNZB asks the server for a post.
Next to the Speed column are progress bars, which show you how much of the current post has downloaded as a percentage. Half-way means 50%, etc.
To the right of the progress bars is a message area where SuperNZB will tell you some further details about what the connection is doing.
The combined speed number is the overall speed of all the connections put together. Ideally, this number will hit, and slightly exceed, the rated speed of your internet connection. Your ISP may be able to boost your speed without you having to do anything, or even telling you they have done so. Sometimes you will need a new modem to take advantage of their faster service, so it pays to call them from time-to-time and see what the latest deal is. If SuperNZB isn’t going as fast as you would like, you can add more Usenet servers by subscribing to a service such as ours.
To see further stats, open the Stats window from the File menu.
When you click the Stop button, SuperNZB will finish the posts it is working on before logging off of the connection so as not to waste any data.