By default, the DNS settings on your Nintendo Switch console should be configured automatically once you connect to a wifi or hotspot. These settings are normally the ones from your Internet Service Provider. However, you can also manually use a different set of servers like the ones from Google if you encounter DNS issues.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you the easy steps on how to change the Primary and Secondary DNS settings on your Nintendo Switch console. We’ll use the DNS provided by Google as they tend to be more reliable and faster compared to DNS servers from ISPs.
If you wish to use your network’s own settings, you can also do so.
Why change DNS settings on your Nintendo Switch?
If you encounter connection issues such as the 2810-1006 error code, you may have to check the network settings on Nintendo Switch. One of the settings that you must set up properly is the Domain Name Server or DNS. Sometimes, a network glitch may return all values of your DNS to zeroes, which can lead to connection problems. In my case, I experienced a DNS problem after changing the region of my Nintendo account. To fix my problem, I just manually change the Primary and Secondary DNS with Google servers.
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How to change the DNS settings on Nintendo Switch
Changing the DNS settings on your console is simple. All you have to do is to go to the Settings menu and Internet section. Learn what to do exactly by following the steps below.
- Go to the Home Menu.
Press the button with a house icon on the controller, directly below the right analog stick.
- Open Internet Settings.
Navigate to the Settings icon (gear icon below the games) and then select Internet>Internet Settings. You may have to wait for a few moments for the console to search for networks.
- Change DNS Settings.
Once you have the Registered Networks list, select your own network by pressing A. Then, select Change Settings, scroll down to DNS Settings and select it.
- Enter your preferred DNS servers.
Select Manual, go to Primary DNS, enter your DNS server, and press OK. Then, go to Secondary DNS, enter your preferred server as well, then press OK. If you want to use Google’s DNS, use 184.108.40.206 for Primary and 220.127.116.11 for Secondary.
That’s it! You’ve now changed your console’s DNS servers.
If you are troubleshooting a connection issue, try to check for the problem after changing the DNS servers.
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