Connecting Nintendo Switch to Internet

Issue/Question

How do I connect my Nintendo Switch to the internet?

Environment

  • Nintendo Switch

Resolution

 WKU ITS recommends using a wired connection to get the best network connection experience.

Wired Connection

 Note: You need a LAN adapter for a wired connection.

  1. Plug in the ethernet cable into your console and into the network port on the wall. You should receive an internet connection.
  2. If you are unable to get an internet connection, restart your console.
  3. If you are still unable to get an internet connection, please submit an online request or contact the ITS Service Desk.

Wi-Fi Connection

  1. On the main menu, select the System Settings.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. Select WKU-WIRELESS.
  4. Select Connect to this Network.
  5. You should now be connected to WKU-WIRELESS. If you are still unable to use the wireless network successfully please locate the MAC address. Follow the steps below to locate the MAC address:
    1. On the main menu you will select the System Settings.
    2. Select Internet.
    3. The MAC address is displayed on this screen as System MAC Address.
    4. With your MAC address ready, please submit an online request or contact the ITS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 2577
Created
Fri 3/3/17 1:23 PM
Modified
Fri 2/12/21 4:12 PM