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Any chance to speed up your downloaad speed?

Pat Rick.6850Pat Rick.6850 Member
edited August 30, 2019 in Account & Technical Support

Hello,

is there an alternativ download? I want to install the game, but the download is between 200 and 1000kb/s. It would take days to finish the download. It was like this ages ago, why is it still like this?

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  • Might be on your end; my downloads average between 7Mb and 11Mb/sec.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    5mb to 8mb here, if on wifi have you tried directly connecting a cable to the pc?

  • Pat Rick.6850Pat Rick.6850 Member
    edited August 31, 2019

    yes, cable. the speed isnt a problem i can get 11. Its just GW that is that slow. The download is pretty weird. Now i have most of the times 1-2mb/s sometimes it goes down to 400kb/s and then back up and rarely it goes up to 5mb/s and back to 1-2.
    Its a new install, not an update, so maybe them are faster.
    I also tried some other asset server, but nothing speed up the download. So i guess the download is just broken. Something that only arenanet could fix, but, nothing changed here since...well beginning.
    When there is no alternativ, new Players will be disapointed. Well maybe i can rejoin in a few days.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pat Rick.6850 said:
    yes, cable. the speed isnt a problem i can get 11. Its just GW that is that slow. The download is pretty weird. Now i have most of the times 1-2mb/s sometimes it goes down to 400kb/s and then back up and rarely it goes up to 5mb/s and back to 1-2.
    Its a new install, not an update, so maybe them are faster.
    I also tried some other asset server, but nothing speed up the download. So i guess the download is just broken. Something that only arenanet could fix, but, nothing changed here since...well beginning.
    When there is no alternativ, new Players will be disapointed. Well maybe i can rejoin in a few days.

    Alot of the gw2 files are small so you wont get high speeds on those since your internet dont have time to pickup speed before they are downloaded.

  • Pat Rick.6850Pat Rick.6850 Member
    edited August 31, 2019

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Pat Rick.6850 said:
    yes, cable. the speed isnt a problem i can get 11. Its just GW that is that slow. The download is pretty weird. Now i have most of the times 1-2mb/s sometimes it goes down to 400kb/s and then back up and rarely it goes up to 5mb/s and back to 1-2.
    Its a new install, not an update, so maybe them are faster.
    I also tried some other asset server, but nothing speed up the download. So i guess the download is just broken. Something that only arenanet could fix, but, nothing changed here since...well beginning.
    When there is no alternativ, new Players will be disapointed. Well maybe i can rejoin in a few days.

    Alot of the gw2 files are small so you wont get high speeds on those since your internet dont have time to pickup speed before they are downloaded.

    yeah in have heared that and thats what i mean with "only arenanet could fix that". Its a complete design fail, that they dont want to fix.
    I was kinda hoping that i can download the GW2.dat in another way or so.

  • You can use a friend's .dat file, if you are looking for another way.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Add the GW2 installation folder (the one containing the Gw2-64.exe) to the exceptions of your antivirus' Behavior Shield. Also, install the game some place other than C: \Program Files\ .

  • @Pat Rick.6850 said:
    yes, cable. the speed isnt a problem i can get 11. Its just GW that is that slow. The download is pretty weird. Now i have most of the times 1-2mb/s sometimes it goes down to 400kb/s and then back up and rarely it goes up to 5mb/s and back to 1-2.
    Its a new install, not an update, so maybe them are faster.
    I also tried some other asset server, but nothing speed up the download. So i guess the download is just broken. Something that only arenanet could fix, but, nothing changed here since...well beginning.
    When there is no alternativ, new Players will be disapointed. Well maybe i can rejoin in a few days.

    I had to re-download the entire game recently because my hard drive failed. Still downloaded at 7 to 10 Mb/s. An SSD really helps, though.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    Add the GW2 installation folder (the one containing the Gw2-64.exe) to the exceptions of your antivirus' Behavior Shield. Also, install the game some place other than C: \Program Files\ .

    And this did not help?

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