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How to Connect to a Wireless Network


Information on connecting a Nintendo Switch console to a wireless home network

Additional Information:

Before continuing, it is recommended that you verify the following information for the wireless network:

Complete These Steps:

  1. Place the Nintendo Switch console within 3 metres (10 feet) of the wireless router to ensure a strong wireless signal.
  2. On the Nintendo Switch console, select "System Settings" from the HOME Menu. hac-screenshot-homemenu-systemsettings.jpg
  3. Select “Internet”, and then “Internet Settings”. hac-screenshot-systemsettings-internet.jpg
    • The Nintendo Switch console will automatically search for nearby Wi-Fi signals.
  4. Select the appropriate network name (SSID) from the list.
    • If you are unable to find your network's name, stand closer to the wireless router and press the Y Button to search again.
    • If the network name is greyed out, this indicates the wireless security type being used is not supported by the Nintendo Switch console.
    • If you are still unable to find your network, this may indicate an issue with the wireless network environment.
  5. If prompted, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network's wireless password. hac-screenshot-systemsettings-internetpassword.jpg
  6. The Nintendo Switch console will test the internet connection. Once the test is complete, select "OK" to complete the process.
    • If the connection test fails, an error code and message will appear which can help you troubleshoot connection errors.