Nintendo Switch Wi-Fi Isn’t Working - How to Fix

The Switch is Nintendo's technological marvel, which gives you the best of both worlds, giving you the best of the home and handheld console experience, and all this in a highly portable package. It's the first, and only gaming framework through which you can play on the extra large screen in your living room, or you can grab the little Nintendo switch with its two controllers and take the gaming on the move. But still, it can face some problems like Wi-Fi connectivity issues.


What is Happening?
A surprising number of the Nintendo switches have known to get disconnected or not getting connected to the Wi-Fi, and as of yet, no software update has come to fix the issue. There is an unofficial solution that has helped many of these Switch owners regain WiFi connectivity, but it hasn't worked for everyone. Hopefully, this will help you solve the issue.


How to Fix the Issue
1. To make sure something in your console’s software is not messing with the connectivity, reboot the Nintendo Switch by powering it off and then powering it on. Do not put in on standby.


2. Now go to your router and turn it off. Wait for a few seconds, and then turn it back on.


3. If possible, plan to use a router that has a 5 GHz band, not just the 2.4 GHz one (though a 2.4GHz signal should be enough to supply signal to the Switch).

4. Make sure that your router antennas are pointing up and extended properly to ensure that the Switch is receiving a strong signal.


5. Check if there are any large objects of metal or dense materials in the walls that may be creating connectivity problems due to obstruction.

6. If the Nintendo switch still doesn’t connect, try to change the channel of your router to 1, 6 or 11. Compare each channel to see which provides the best signal to the Switch.

7. Try manually setting the DNS server on your Nintendo Switch to match the DNS server of your ISP. Most commonly, the DNS configuration is set to auto, but manually inputting this information will prevent any DNS issues.


If all else fails, you can try a hard reset. But bear in mind that the hard reset will erase all of your data.

If you do a hard reset and still, the WiFi issue remains, you will need to take your Nintendo Switch to a professional or arrange a repair by Nintendo so that they can solve the issue.

 
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