How To Fix Nintendo 3DS Error Code 001-0803?

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If you are struggling with the error code 001-0803 on your Nintendo 3DS then here in this post we will share the troubleshooting method to fix the issue.

As per our research, the error code 001-0803 comes with the Nintendo 3DS whenever users try to do anything requiring them to have a wifi connection.

There is no official information shared by Nintendo on the error but it looks like your console is having a hard time connecting to the access point, and there can be different reasons behind it.

Error says,
Error Code 001-0803
Unable to connect to the server.
Please try again later.
For help, visit support.nintendo.com.

Nintendo 3DS Error Code 001-0803

Fixes For Nintendo 3DS Error Code 001-0803


Fix 1: Check Nintendo Servers Status

As per our research most of the time this error occurs with 3DS when Nintendo servers are not working normally, meaning either doing maintenance or the services are currently down. So our first advice for you will check if Nintendo servers are down or undergoing maintenance.

To check the Nintendo server status you can visit their Network Status page. There you can find if there are any ongoing issues with the servers or if there is something else.

Nintendo 3DS Error Code 001-0803

Fix 2: Restart The Console And Internet 

If the Nintendo Network status page doesn’t show any issues then try refreshing your console by restarting it. Along with the console also restart the internet.

  • Disconnect your console and router from the power source.
  • Then wait for around 5 minutes.
  • Then power on the console and router.
  • Then check if the error still appears.

Fix 3: Assign Google DNS

If restarting the console and router does not help with the error then our advice for you will be to manually assign Google DNS under your console internet settings.

  • Go to your 3DS settings.
  • Then go to the internet settings.
  • Then choose your Network under Registered Networks.
  • Then choose Change Settings.
  • Then scroll down and choose DNS Settings.
  • Then choose Manual.
  • Enter the following IP addresses:
  • Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
  • Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
  • Then tap OK twice to return back to the Edit Connection Settings screen.
  • Then choose Save.
  • Then choose OK.
  • Then choose to Test to begin the connection test.

Fix 4: Use Wired And Mobile Hotspot Connection One By One

If the error still comes then try using a wired internet connection to check if that helps. If connecting over a wired internet connection also fails to resolve the issue then try connecting over a mobile hotspot connection to check if that helps.


Fix 5: Contact Nintendo

If nothing above helps you with your issue then this is the time to contact the Nintendo Support team for further help. Simply contact them and report the issue.


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