How to change the Nintendo Switch’s DNS Server

The Nintendo Switch’s networking settings are very easy to customize but if you’re having trouble changing your Nintendo Switch’s DNS server then this guide shall help you do so.

The Nintendo Switch primarily relies on WiFi to connect online, which as all gamers must know is very inefficient and inconsistent. Since the Ethernet Adapter is an optional purchase you should be striving to get the best out of your wireless connection, which means optimizing your DNS response.

A DNS or Domain Name System server essentially helps your connection resolve the IP address of the domain you’re trying to access. A faster DNS connection could result in faster response in online apps and games, faster downloads, better pings and more. Check our guide below to find the best DNS server for your Nintendo Switch:

Best Gaming DNS Servers for your Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

When you have your DNS Server follow the steps in the guide below:

Steps to change the Nintendo Switch’s DNS Server

Start off at your “Home” menu

Step 1. Tap on the “Settings” button on the Menu Bar at the bottom of your screen.

Step 2. Select “Internet” and then “Internet Settings”.

Step 3. The Nintendo Switch will search for a WiFi network or Ethernet Network depending on your configuration. Connect to it.

Step 4. Select the Network you want to change the settings for and select “Change Settings”.

Step 5. Select “DNS Settings” and enter the primary and secondary DNS servers that you found in the guide above.

Step 6. Tap on “Save” and you’re done.

Alternative Method

Instead of selecting a DNS Server on a system to system basis you can configure a Network wide DNS Server configuration using your Router or Modem. Simply go to the settings page of your Router or Modem and enter the desired DNS Servers there.

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