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    Connecting to your Wi-Fi network on a Nintendo Switch

    Here's all you need to know to connect your Nintendo Switch to your new router.

    Nintendo Switch Wi-Fi FAQs

    This guide will show you how to connect an Nintendo Switch to a wireless router supplied by Plusnet. You should be able to use it with other wireless routers as long as you know the Wireless Name (SSID) and password of the network you're connecting to.

    You'll find the Wireless name (SSID) and password on a sticker on the bottom or back of your router or on a pull-out tab at the back. If you're connecting to the Internet using one of our routers, the SSID will look something like this: PLUSNET-1A2B3C or PlusnetWireless1A2B3C.

    Your wireless password (wireless key or WPA PSK) is made up of a series of numbers and upper and lower case letters.

    1. Select the System Settings icon at the bottom of the home screen
    1. Scroll to the Internet section, and select Internet Settings
    1. Your Nintendo Switch will search for Wi-Fi networks in your area
    1. Select your router's Wireless name (it'll start with Plusnet).
      If this is the first time connecting to a network you may have to scroll down to find it.
    1. You'll be asked for the password. This is the Wireless key (or WPA-PSK key) shown on the bottom of your router. Enter the key and select OK, or press the + button on your controller.

    Having problems with this step?

    • Your wireless key is case sensitive, watch out for upper and lower case letters
    • Watch out for 0, that's a number zero rather than a letter O
    • To see what you’re typing select Show above the keyboard
    1. You're now connected to your wireless network.

    If you want to check your connection, the Wi-Fi symbol at the top right of your screen shows what's going on. The bars on the icon show the signal strength. The Internet Settings option in Settings will show the name of the network you're currently connected to.

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