Just signed up for ADSL Home. I've made the activation payment but still have to wait a few days before it's up and running; however my email and webspace is working already :-)
I haven't had any luck setting up the newgroups though :-(
I've put in usenet.force9.net into the server field but when querying the groups I get a message like "502 Permission denied, unable to access plus.net news" or some such.
I also tried usenet.f9.net.uk which is listed as the server in some of the FAQs.
Because my ADSL isn't active yet, I'm still dialling in with my Freeserve Anytime account (which is paid up til the end of the month anyway - I may as well get some use out it!). Is the fact that I'm not connecting through force9 yet the cause of this error? If so I guess I'll just have to wait a few more days...