If your Nintendo Switch doesn't connect to your Wi-Fi network, you won't be able to do many things and enjoy this console's many features. First, you can't connect to a multiplayer mode without the internet. In addition, you can't download any files. Other features also remain out of reach. However, most of the games can be played even without a connection. Let's see some of the things you can do to fix this.
Nintendo Switch is not connecting to Wi-Fi – Things to try
Here are several things to try if you're having issues with your Wi-Fi connection:
- Make sure that your Nintendo online is up and working. Sometimes the problem is not on your side at all. If that's the case, you will have to wait for the servers to go up again.
- Are you able to connect to the internet using other devices? If not, the issue is on your side, which could be something to do with your router or network provider.
- Restart your console. Whenever you are having issues, restart your console and try again.
- Restart your router.
- Are you close enough to your router? The reason why your console won't connect to Wi-Fi could be the fact it is too far away from the router. Perhaps you'll manage to establish a connection when you change your current position.
- The next step would be to check the firewall settings, as the firewall could prevent the console from connecting to the network. However, you can place the console into the router's DMZ; the steps can be found here.
If none of this works, you have two other options. One would be to factory reset your console and see if that will resolve the issue, and the other would be to contact Nintendo as the console might need to be repaired.