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Windows 7: Agent Newsreader issues

14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Agent Newsreader issues

Since installing Win 7 64 and newest Agent 6.0 newsreader, I'm being plagued with 'operation times out' and 'unable to find address of (news) server' while downloading binary attachments. I'm finding a relationship in that it occurs when the computer goes to sleep; within seconds of my moving the mouse/wakening the computer, Agent continues with the downloading.

I'm not all that familiar with networking other than have been able to get systems working in WinXP with little issue. Any (and I mean 'any') idea of what may be going on??

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14 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Welcome to SF, Minburn.

[3-5-1] I am getting an "Operation timed out" error when retrieving my list of groups. This is a classic "lag" situation. Your news server is slow, or has unusually heavy traffic, so [Free]Agent thinks your link is dead and times out.
In Free Agent under...
Options | General Preferences | Online
Adjust the "Go offline automatically after XXX seconds of no activity" value to something higher.
In Agent under...
Options | User and System Profile | Online
Adjust the "Go offline automatically after XXX seconds of no activity" value to something higher.

alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent FAQ

**EDIT ** and you can always change your news server
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