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How to Use the Internet Connection Test

Additional Information:

  • The Nintendo Switch console has a feature within System Settings which will allow you to test your active internet connection.
  • You can use this feature to help troubleshoot internet connectivity issues which may caused by the network environment.

Complete These Steps:

  1. From the HOME Menu, select the System Settings icon.
  2. Scroll down through the System Settings menu and select "Internet".
  3. Select "Test Connection".
    • The test will begin immediately after selecting this option.
    • A message will appear stating if the test was successful, with the results listed below.
      • Connection Name

        The name you have given this internet connection, within the connection settings. If you have not named the connection, "-" will be displayed.

      • SSID

        The SSID of the wireless network you are connecting to.

      • Internet Connection

        The result of the internet connectivity test. If "Success" is displayed, it indicates the console was able to connect with Nintendo's services.

      • Global IP Address

        The global IP address of the network you are using.

      • NAT Type

        The results of a NAT test for the network you are connecting to. This will range from A (best for peer-to-peer communication) to F (unable to complete peer-to-peer communication).

      • Download Speed

        The speed at which data was sent to you over the network you are connecting to.

      • Upload Speed

        The speed at which data was sent from you over the network you are connecting to.