How to Connect the Nintendo Switch to Your Wi-Fi

Nintendo’s newest console is a little marvel in itself - it can play games both on the go and also display them on a huge TV in HD resolution. And of course, as we should expect from a modern gaming console, it is Wi-Fi capable, meaning you can connect it to any Wi-Fi hotspot you find at home or on the go.

Setting up the Nintendo Switch for Wi-Fi based use is pretty simple, but be warned - its Wi-Fi settings are quite limited on the software side. This means that your Wi-Fi has to broadcast its SSID, and it can’t be one that requires you to log in using a web page - many public Wi-Fi networks use the latter method for authenticating users. If you are unable to connect to your Wi-Fi, ensure that its SSID is broadcasted by the router and that it uses a regular home router.

To connect the Nintendo Switch to a Wi-Fi network, do the following:

  1. Press the Home button on your controller.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Internet on the left, then Internet Settings on the right panel.

  4. The Switch will automatically display all found Wi-Fi networks, select yours.

  5. If a password is required, type it in by using the on-screen keyboard.