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How to Use the LAN Play Feature of Super Mario Maker 2

In this article, you'll learn how to set up local LAN play for Super Mario Maker 2.

Important

  • The Nintendo Switch dock is not compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite. However, a USB LAN adapter can be connected to a Nintendo Switch Lite system using a licensed accessory.
  • To access the LAN Play feature in Super Mario Maker 2, you must update the game to version 1.1.0 or higher.

Super Mario Maker 2 supports LAN play, allowing players to connect multiple Nintendo Switch consoles and play together over a wired connection. Before you get started, you'll need the following items:

  • Super Mario Maker 2 (physical or download)
  • Nintendo Switch dock
  • LAN adapter
  • Ethernet cable
  • Television
  • Wired router to connect the consoles via a wired connection. Depending on the number of consoles connected, a networking switch may also be needed to connect all players.

Complete these steps

  1. Connect each Nintendo Switch console to a shared router.
    1. Connect a LAN adapter to a USB port on each Nintendo Switch dock.
    2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to each LAN adapter, then connect the other end of the cable to a LAN port on the router.
    3. Ensure the router is plugged in and powered on.

      Important: If your router does not have enough LAN ports for every console you wish to connect, a networking switch can be connected to the router to provide additional LAN ports.

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  2. Create a wired internet connection on each Nintendo Switch console.
    1. Place each Nintendo Switch console in a Nintendo Switch dock, then power on or wake the console from sleep mode.
    2. Select "System Settings" on the HOME Menu.
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    3. Select "Internet", and then "Internet Settings".
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    4. Once the option is available, select "Wired Connection".
    5. Select "Connect to the Internet via Wired Connection".
    6. The Nintendo Switch will test the internet connection.

      Important: Once the test is complete, you will receive an error code if the router you are using is not connected to the internet. This is all right, as an internet connection is not required for LAN play.

  3. Have a player create a room and act as a lobby host.
    1. Launch Super Mario Maker 2 and press the ZR and ZL Buttons simultaneously on the title screen.
    2. Select "Play", then select "Course World" from the main menu.
      • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to access Course World.
    3. Select "Network Play", then hold the Left Stick in and press the L and R Buttons.
      • If done correctly, the LAN Play menu will appear.
    4. Select "Create a room", then choose a course to play and wait for other players to join.
  4. Have the other players join the room.
    1. Launch Super Mario Maker 2 and press the ZR and ZL Buttons simultaneously on the title screen.
    2. Select "Play", then select "Course World" from the main menu.
      • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to access Course World.
    3. Select "Network Play", then hold the Left Stick in and press the L and R Buttons.
      • If done correctly, the LAN Play menu will appear.
    4. Select the name of the host player to join the room.
    5. When everyone is ready, follow the onscreen instructions to begin the course.