How To Fix Nintendo Switch error code 2618-0201?

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Nintendo Switch error code 2618-0201

Nintendo Switch uses advanced technology to function. There are many components that need to function appropriately at all times so that you can enjoy uninterrupted gaming.

However, there are many instances that something goes wrong and you encounter an error code.

In this blog, we will discuss how to fix the Nintendo Switch error code 2618-0201.

When you see the error code 2618-0201 on the Switch, it means that you will have trouble joining the online match that you are trying to join. It could be because of the internet issue, or some other issue with the network.

We will discuss all the possibilities in the next section where we also discuss the solutions for this error code.


How to fix the error code 2618-0201 on Nintendo Switch?


The internet issues are generally responsible for the issues related to the error code 2618-0201 on the Nintendo Switch.

Let’s discuss the possibilities that could cause the error code and what could be of help in solving the error code.

Fix 1: Make sure that the Nintendo Switch is not too far from the router

The Nintendo Switch needs to be within the reach of the router for it to have a stable internet connection. If the Switch is too far from the router, it might experience low internet speed and a broken connection.

When you first encounter the error, check if you have ventured too far from the connection with the Switch. 

Move closer and see if the issue is resolved.


Fix 2: Check for interference between the router and the Switch

There is a possibility that you have devices between the router and the Nintendo Switch that are interfering with the internet connection.

These could be devices that interfere with the wireless signal. Like the radio, or the microwave. 

Move any interfering devices out of the way. Try and see if this makes the error code go away.


Fix 3: Switch the internet connection to create a new network

You can also use the same internet connection and register it again as a new network. You can do this using the steps to set up a new internet connection.

Here is how you can do it in easy steps.

  • Note the SSID and the Wireless password for the network that you want to register.
  • On the Nintendo Switch console, launch the Home menu
  • On the Home menu, click on Settings
  • In the Settings menu, click on Internet
  • Then click on Internet settings
  • You will see a list of available Wifi networks
  • Find the network that you want to connect to from the list
  • Enter the Wifi password when prompted.
  • The Switch will now test the connection
  • Your Wifi will now be registered as a new network for default use.

When you want to register the previous network as a new one, make sure that you first delete the network from the list of already registered networks.


Fix 4: Power cycle your network hardware

The network hardware which means the router and the modem can also have glitches from time to time.

You need to power cycle the network hardware to make sure that the minor bugs are straightened out. You can power cycle the network hardware by removing all the wires and waiting for a while before you reconnect them.


Fix 5: Restart the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch can be the one with the issue. The glitch on the console can also be taken care of through a simple restart on the device.

However, if the glitch is not a minor one, and there is a serious issue with the software, you might need to factory reset the console. 

However, before you go down the factory reset route, you might need to understand that this will erase all the saved information on the console and you will have to reset all the preferences on the console.

If you are okay with that, you can reset the console.


Fix 6: Switch the Frequency band on the console settings

There are many instances where your chosen frequency band might not line up with the console preferences.

In this case, you can try switching the frequency band. If you are using the 2.4 GHz band, you can switch to 5 GHz and vice versa.


Fix 7: Change the DNS settings

The Domain Name System Settings can also mess up the network connection. To solve this issue. You can go to the DNS settings and manually enter another DNS.

This might solve the network issue that you are having.


Fix 8: Contact the Nintendo Support Team

The Nintendo Switch has a great support team that can help you in case you are having issues with the console.

In the cases that you are not able to get rid of the error code with the solutions here, you can directly contact the support team for the console.

They are pretty prompt and usually, you will get the answers in no time. Before doing that, you can also contact the player support forums.


To conclude


The error code 2618-0201 on the Nintendo Switch is generally a network error that stops you from entering an online match.

We have mentioned some pretty straightforward and useful solutions for the issue. Hopefully, you were able to get rid of the error code with the help of this article. If these solutions did not help, you can always contact the support team to help you with the issue. 

Keep following for more technical and gaming advice.

Happy Gaming!!


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