[Update] Fifa 14 – Origin is not available (Fix)

Many Android users are experiencing a connection problem when trying to log on to Origin, leaving them locked out from playing the Ultimate Team mode. It appears that Origin servers are experiencing incorrect DNS resolution that has nothing to do with the game itself, or your device. Luckily, there is a way to fix this.

 

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Method 1

In order to fix this issue, you will have to change your DNS server. The easiest way around is to download the “SetDNS” app from the Play Store (link below). As soon as you install it, reboot your device, connect to your WiFi and launch the app (don’t start the game yet).

From the drop down menu find “Google DNS” and tap apply. Close the app and launch Fifa 14. You should be able to log on to Origin now.

 

Method 2

Sometimes (especially on non-rooted device), “SetDNS” will fail to change the servers. If this happens, here is a step-by step guide how to do it manually.

 

1. Make sure you are already connected to your Wi-Fi network. Go to Settings and tap on Wi-Fi.

2. Locate your Wi-Fi network (the one that says “Connected“) and long tap it until the “Modify network config.” option pops-up. Tap on it.

3. Leave everything intact, just tap on “IP Settings” and change it to “Static”.

4. Scroll down. For DNS 1 enter 8.8.8.8 and for DNS 2 enter 8.8.8.4   (Those are Google’s public DNS servers)

5. Make sure that you leave everything else as it is and tap “Save”, otherwise tap “Cancel” and start over. Launch the game, should be working now. Check out the screenshots below.

Keep in mind that this is a temporary solution. If you experience any problems, just change the “IP Setting” back to DHCP. If you wish to make this change permanent, you will have to assign a static IP to your device by accessing the administration page of the Wi-Fi router.

Posted on: September 29, 2013 In: ,

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