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Nintendo Fixes Wi-Fi Issues on Switch in Latest System Software

Nintendo claims to have fixed a Wi-Fi bug on the Switch which has plagued users for years now. The bug would see the Wi-Fi settings fail to detect certain SSID connections. As a result, some users weren’t able to connect to their Wi-Fi networks without manually entering the connection’s name.

Even after refreshing your connection, the console would not find your Wi-Fi even though other devices on the network connected to it without any issue. Nintendo says the latest update for the Switch, which went live last night, has resolved the problem.

Usually, these system updates come with very few details. However, this time Nintendo has openly stated the Wi-Fi fix in the patch notes. Dataminer OatmealDome has also confirmed that apart from the Wi-Fi fix, there isn’t much else going on in this update.

It took Nintendo a good while to fix this issue but at least users with WPA2 connections won’t have trouble connecting now. I hope Nintendo now gets around to fixing the 5GHz issue where the Switch would automatically connect to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connections instead of the 5GHz band when using mesh devices.

  • Fixed an issue where some wireless access points cannot be found when setting up a new wireless network.
    • If you’re unable to update to Version 18.0.1 because of the issue, temporarily change the security settings for your wireless network to use only “WPA2 (AES)” so you can connect wirelessly to download and install the system update.
    • After updating to Version 18.0.1, restore your network’s security settings to their previous settings.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience
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