Nintendo Switch is a video game console that also works as a tablet. That’s why it’s named a hybrid console. Sometimes, it can be troublesome to connect the Nintendo Switch to public WiFi. To connect Nintendo Switch to any public Wifi is a bit of a hassle because it often shows “registration is necessary to utilize this network.”
So, how to connect to WiFi that needs registration?
If you’re traveling, then probably stay in a hotel. So, you can utilize the Nintendo Switch’s web browser, the hotel’s WiFi or using hotspot. In today’s article, I’ll guide you through some of these methods to connect your switch to WiFi. Therefore, let’s get started!
How to Connect Switch to WiFi That Needs Registration?
I’ll describe 2 simple methods with very easy steps & instructions. So, please keep reading for proper understanding-
Method 1: Accessing the Switch’s Web Browser
Here comes the steps-
Step 1: Go to The Web Browser
On the home screen of your switch, you’ll see the “System Settings” option. Tap on that and scroll down. From the menu bar, on the left, choose “Internet”. Tap on that.
Then, select the WiFi network you’re going to choose and tap on “Change Settings”. Lastly, choose “Connect to the network” and build the connection.
Step 2: Open The Web Page
After you have done all the previous processes, go to the home screen and tap on the “System Settings” icon again. Just like before, tap on “Internet” and go to the WiFi network you just connected. When you tap on the connected network, the web page will automatically open.
Step 3: Do Registration
On the screen of the web page, there will be instructions for the registration. To register, please type all the required information like username, password or device type. Once you submit the required information, your registration will be complete! Then, you can go back to the home screen and enjoy your shows!
Method 2: Using Any Secondary Device as Hotspot
If you don’t want to follow the previous method, feel free to use this easy and simple method-
Step 1: Make Sure Your Secondary Device is Online
Connect your secondary device such as a mobile, iPhone, laptop or tablet to the WiFi network that requires registration. Ensure the device is properly connected.
Step 2: Create a Hotspot
On your secondary device, go to settings and find the option for WiFi hotspot. Turn on the hotspot functionality and enter the SSID(network name) & password.
Step 3: Connect Switch to the Hotspot
On the home screen of the Nintendo Switch, tap on the “System Settings” and select “Internet”. Scroll down and choose the hotspot network of your secondary device. Enter the password and build the connection.
Step 4: Final Registration
After you connect to the secondary device’s hotspot, at the point on the secondary device’s web browser access the registration page. Enter the required information to complete the registration process.
Once you get registered, you can disconnect with the secondary device’s hotspot and easily use the public WiFi on your switch.
So, that’s all how you can connect your Nintendo Switch to a WiFi network that requires registration. If you can connect the WiFi to your switch, then you’ll be able to enjoy gaming, and streaming on your console happily. Similarly, if you have another streaming tool like Roku TV. I also have an article that provides the solution of how to connect roku tv to wifi without a remote iphone?. Best of luck and enjoy your shows!