Nintendo switch online solution


How to fix the Nintendo Switch’s pesky online problem

Get online and stay online with this super simple solution.


Jaime Carrillo

Dot Recs

Posted on Mar 13, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:57 pm CDT

Does your Nintendo Switch have a hard time staying online? It’s more common than you think! Worry not, we’ve got a quick fix for you.

Online gaming is one of the Switch’s big selling points. Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are built with online competition in mind, and Nintendo punishes you if your connection is less than stellar. Thankfully, all you need are three simple items to permanently fix your online blues. Order them now and game with peace of mind.

1) Wi-Fi extender

nintendo switch online solution

Forget rewiring your entire house just to get your Switch online. Once you connect it to your network, it boosts a signal in whatever room in your house you put it. It’s perfect for your Switch related woes, but it’s also great for places in your home where Wi-Fi is spotty.

Price on Amazon: $29.99

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2) Nintendo Switch LAN Adapter

nintendo switch online solution

Simply put, this USB Switch attachment gets your Switch online the old-fashioned way. You know, with wires. If your Nintendo Switch and your router are in the same room, simply use this baby to connect directly into your network. Works great on your Wii U too, if you’re still clinging to it.

Price on Amazon: $9.99

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3) Ethernet cable

nintendo switch online solution

Sure, these are lo-fi but sometimes, lo-fi is the way to go. It ensures the stability that comes with analog solutions, even if it’s not as glamorous as fancy schmancy wireless. Use this to connect your Nintendo Switch directly to an online source, and surf happily.

Price on Amazon: $5+

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Now that you’ve got all your stuff, here’s how you put it all together. Once you set up your Wi-Fi extender, place it near your Switch. Connect the LAN Adapter to to the Wi-Fi extender via Ethernet cord and ta-da! You’re online, and you’re online for good.

All you’ve got to do now is binge some Splatoon 2 and prepare your body for the release of Super Smash Bros. later this year.


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*First Published: Mar 13, 2018, 2:54 pm CDT