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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.

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