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Nintendo Switch - Connecting to a Wireless Connection

How to Configure a Nintendo Switch for a Wireless Connection

This is a general guide on how to configure a wireless connection to your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite. Settings on different networks could be different. This guide is just intended to be used as a general reference.


  1. Place the Nintendo Switch within 10 feet of the wireless router to ensure a strong wireless signal.
  2. On the Nintendo Switch console, select Settings from the HOME Menu.
  3. Select Internet, and then Internet Settings. The Nintendo Switch will automatically search for near-by 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 grayed out, this indicates the wireless security type being used is not supported by the Nintendo Switch.
    • If you are still unable to find your network, this may indicate an issue with the wireless network environment.
  5. If prompted, use the onscreen keyboard to enter the network's wireless password.
  6. The Nintendo Switch will test the Internet connection. Once the test is complete, select OK to complete the process.