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Does Nexus have a problem connecting to the Philippines


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Country: Philippines

ISP: PLDT
Average download speed (Non-Nexus): 15MB/s+

Test speeds:
Premium CDN: starts out at 2 MB/s for literally a fraction of a second and then drops to 4.8-6.4 kb/s
All other servers: nothing happens when I click them, but when I copy link address, the downloads start
Los Angeles (USA): 400 - 427 KB/s
Chicago (USA): 280 - 297 KB/s
Miama (USA): 47 - 90 KB/s
Amsterdam (EU): 250 - 287 KB/s
Prague (EU): 150 - 183 KB/s

Download links
Small file:
https://cf-files.nexusmods.com/cdn/1704/1137/Ordinator%209.31.0-1137-9-31-0-1635693140.zip?md5=NPPpDgWEfnFJHJbKEGc_Jg&expires=1678272821&user_id=41681570&rip=122.52.197.131
Large file:
https://cf-files.nexusmods.com/cdn/110/607/COMPLETE%20FULL-607-1-7.zip?md5=N-ufiRM-44dYKkcy9q_T3w&expires=1678273200&user_id=41681570&rip=122.52.197.131

Traceroute results:

 

C:\Users\pc>tracert files.nexus-cdn.com
Tracing route to files.nexus-cdn.com [89.187.185.168]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 122.52.193.2.pldt.net [122.52.193.2]
3 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 122.2.174.101.static.pldt.net [122.2.174.101]
4 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 210.213.133.149.static.pldt.net [210.213.133.149]
5 140 ms 140 ms 141 ms 210.213.131.226.static.pldt.net [210.213.131.226]
6 * 140 ms * las-b24-link.ip.twelve99.net [62.115.186.12]
7 140 ms 141 ms 140 ms datacamp-svc070709-lag003314.ip.twelve99-cust.net [62.115.47.98]
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 141 ms 141 ms 141 ms unn-89-187-185-168.cdn77.com [89.187.185.168]
Trace complete.

Even just pressing the "Manual download" will take so long (over 5 minutes) before starting, and sometimes I even have to refresh the page coz it won't let me download. Even just loading the Nexus site itself is super slow. It takes over 3 minutes just to get to the login page and another 3 minutes after typing in your username and password to actually log in. On the other hand, I can download fine through Steam just fine (15~20+ MB/s). All other sites (YouTube, MEGA, etc.) work fine too. Last year I never experienced this issue and was able to download multiple Skyrim mod lists (around 1100 mods per list) just fine. I just bought Premium membership btw.

 

Also, I don't know if this is relevant but last January, I rented a game server from low.ms (a server host service) which I had to refund because I was getting 9999 ping. Their support said that "there seems to be a problem with the datacenter in Singapore, it looks like they're having issues connecting to your country."

P.S. I also tried downloading mods through my phone and a laptop which uses mobile wifi same mobile ISP as my phone(Smart Communications) and they were also slow af (both downloading and connecting to the nexus sites). I can't do a traceroute on my phone tho lol

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If the speeds a slow across the board, it usually means there's a problem closer to your end of the connection.

 

It's either an ISP limit or bad routing in many cases. You could try using a VPN to see if the speeds improve.

 

Most files are now served via Cloudflare, which has a lot more servers around the world than our previous CDN provider.

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