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How to Manually Enter IP Address Settings

Information on how to manually enter IP address, subnet mask, and gateway information into the internet settings for a Nintendo Switch console.

Complete These Steps:

On a PC or smart device:

  1. Using a device on your network (PC, laptop, smart device, etc.), locate the following network information:
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway

On the Nintendo Switch console:

  1. Select “System Settings” from the HOME Menu of your Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Select “Internet”, and then “Internet Settings”. Your Nintendo Switch console will automatically search for nearby Wi-Fi signals.
  3. Select your network from the list of networks located under “Registered Networks”.
  4. Select “Change Settings”, then scroll down and select "IP Address Settings".
  5. Select "Manual".
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  6. Select "IP Address" with the A button, and then hold down the B Button to delete the existing IP address (it defaults to zeros).
  7. Enter the IP address you found on the network device, add 20 to the last section of digits and then select "OK".
    • As an example, if your computer's IP address display as 192.168.2.5, enter 192.168.2.25 on the Nintendo Switch console.

    Important:

    Every device on a network must have a different, unique IP address.
  8. Select "Subnet Mask" with the A button, and then hold down the B Button to delete the existing subnet mask.
  9. Enter the subnet mask as it appears in your network settings, then select "OK".
    • For most networks, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.000.
  10. Select "Gateway" with the A button, and then hold down to delete the existing gateway.
  11. Enter the default gateway as it appears in your network settings, then select "OK".