The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update fixes an issue that stopped some players being able to connect to Wi-Fi

Latest Nintendo Switch Update Fixes Wi-Fi Issue

Nintendo recently released system update Ver. 18.0.1, which includes a fix for the Nintendo Switch’s Wi-Fi connectivity issue when setting up a new network.

Players were previously unable to detect wireless access points when trying to connect to a new network. However, with this latest system update, Nintendo has resolved this issue and also included the usual “stability improvements” that come with every firmware update.

The patch notes for this update, as listed on Nintendo’s official support page, are as follows:

  • 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 its previous settings.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

To update your Nintendo Switch console, you can either wait for the prompt on restart or when booting up a game, or manually check for updates in the System Settings under ‘System Update’.

Considering the importance of online connectivity for popular games like Splatoon 3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Monster Hunter Rise, it’s crucial that Nintendo swiftly addressed and resolved this Wi-Fi issue.

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