If you are seeing slower speeds when downloading then this points to an issue most likely with your network or how your ISP is routing your data. I tested this at home a couple weeks back when someone else posts about the speeds being throttled and was hitting download speeds well in excess of 30MBS. If you are still seeing slow downloads then this you can try the following steps:
You can also try using Safe Mode Downloading via Origin which is under Application Settings, Advanced
August 2018 - last edited August 2018
Please Read the previous posts.Clearly you haven't read some of the posts, otherwise you'd know some of these steps have been taken.
Here's some highlights
Post #1: "I have a 100mbps connection, there is no excuse foe this trash. Steam can download a 50gb game in like 5 min, but a 23gb game on origin is taking 5 hours??? And I know the servers are not flooded as nobody really uses origin, and its like this all the time. All ports are open for origin, open on all firewalls, and running as administrator."
Post #7:" that's odd as I have Uplay, steam, GOG, and Battlenet running one at a time to see what i'm getting there, and its about 8-10mbps and I have a 100mbps connection. Origin is the only one under performing by 600%-900% which is a huge slap in the face to me as a customer. I have origin on all 3 of my firewalls exception list, ports are all forwarded, I did a full network reset in windows, and I have reset my router and modem. I also happen to have a network engineer from apple sitting next to me to analyze this situation, It's clearly not a problem on my part."
Post #8: "Also it's funny that you mention my ISP, as they stated that they've gotten a few calls about the same issue and after they checked, my ISP ALSO suggested that it was your servers. You're proving my point about you guys playing the blame game."
Post #11:"I did all these on my laptop.
the Netstat -n -p tcp -b | more command returns with a long list of IPs with a state of Time_wait.
I did the same thing as you and here's what I got, with the IPs censored.
The first thing that gets me is that it goes to Singapore, and the MS seems about right.
it seems to me that some of the servers or hops are across the ocean in SEA or Elsewhere, seeing as though you're in Australia and I'm in Canada, my understanding is the less hops the quicker, and it may help if you're closer. Still doesn't help the speed issue. I'm even using Developer mode and i'm STILL seeing speeds of less than 5MB/s. Steam easily gets about 15MB/s. Face it guys, you're throttling speeds and lying about it. Hope you get the worst company in America award again.
Player first my foot!"
Post #14: "Tried disabling steam and other background programs over the last 5+ years and nothing worked. I have a 19-21 MB/s connection. Origin RARELY gets 4MB/s. Trust me, I've tried practically everything."
I'm using a wired connection
Origin is allowed through my antivirusn and Windows firewalls
Safemode does nothing
it's already been stated that all background programs were disabled and I've been attempting this for 5+ years. Meanwhile your issue has been persisting for 10ish years.
I'm subscribed to at least 2 or 3 other threads just like this and all other members confirm it's not working. Occasionally someone claims it works, but clearly it's not been working yet!
Can you both try the following steps please@
Didn't help at all! My PC is in perfect condition and the problem is only from Origin
Same problem here. My speed tests are regularly 60-70mbps. If you search around this is a well documented issue with Origin and the suggestions they have posted in this thread are the exact same copy & paste responses they always use. Rarely do any of their suggestions work. I am trying to pre-load BFV and it's crawling at 5mbps. I will have to leave my PC on all night now.
Fix this problem Origin for god sakes. You have known about it for sometime and refuse to address it.
November 2018 - last edited November 2018
@Tasteful-Chaos@Camperfield_X@ If you are seeing slow download speeds then this would point to an issue with your system or network. If you have not ensured that your network is set correctly then you may see issues with speeds, I downloaded Battlefield 4 earlier this week and was hitting over 25 MB for the full download. Please try the steps above to see if they help
November 2018 - last edited November 2018
It's Origin. I have google fiber. 1000 mb/s. I get 200+ mb/s down from Blizzard app, 100-200 from Steam. 100-200 from World of Tanks, in Russia... and Origin gets 30-35mb/s. I can have Blizzard download Destiny 2 at 200mb/s running in the background, while Origin only hits 30. It's annoying.
Here's an idea! How about Premium subscribers aren't throttled for downloads! Bet you'd get more subs.
Nah man I have all sorts of issues with origin but, as of right now this slow download issue is probably the worst. I have tried your method and I'm still stuck at 1 mb/sec. So you got any other ideas. Because I keep going to different threads with you posting this and still see people complaining its not working and id have to agree with the guys before me. We shouldn't have to go through all this just to properly download something. unless this is internet simulator 1998.
At&t fiber here, 100MB/s on Battle.net and average 80-100MB/s on steam.... 258KB/s on origin. You're not convincing anyone.
Hey @nosliw3921, if you are seeing slow downloads then this points to an issue with your system or connection.
What steps have you tried, have you tried safe mode with networking to see if the speeds are better?