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    How to switch to DNS 1.1.1.1 on Nintendo Switch to browse faster and safer

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    But everything is different if what is causing the problem is the connection network, which can sometimes take longer than expected and even make it difficult to synchronize with the games, forums and downloads that everyone wants to run within the console.

    Should you witness this kind of situation, one of the Internet plugins can help you. Is called " DNS server »And can greatly improve your connection service.

    Not sure if your Nintendo Switch has a DNS server?

    It may be that when you have tried to connect to the internet, you will never be able to hear about the DNS server, as it is only one of the main accessories of the internet.



    Since your Nintendo Switch has this type of connection, it means that the console actually has this server, which can be changed in its entirety.

    This server refers to the domain name system, whose main task is to interpret the IP address of each Internet site, in order to take you to the appropriate page you are looking for.

    Likewise, they also function as private or alternate servers that are responsible for granting a specific function to the equipment that is used at a specific time.

    Main functions of alternate DNS servers

    The number of alternate servers varies widely and tries to change the connection style provided by the main Internet system.

    Each characterized or determined for a function, is mainly concerned with improving and accelerating the speed, the privacy of the server, avoiding the computer lock, ensuring the safety and even the parental control.

    Change the DNS server address to improve internet connection speed

    In case you have to greatly increase the connection speed of the your Nintendo Switch to create a family group or download an update, you should know that your console has the ability to change the address of this server.



    It was mentioned earlier that alternative DNS has a specific function and in this case you need one that can increase your internet speed.

    The Cloudfare company was in charge of designing the appropriate server address for this type of purpose, known worldwide as " 1.1.1.1 ", that ha also greater privacy while browsing.

    Change DNS within Nintendo Switch

    Within the main screen of your Nintendo you will find a dice icon indicating the “System Configuration” of the console, where obviously you will find the connection and configuration options of your Internet network.


    Depending on the style of connection you make with your console, both via wired and wireless networks, you can enter its "Settings" to find the " DNS configuration «.

    You need to manually change the information contained in this configuration, which needs to be replaced by the Cloudfare data as follows:

    • Il Primary DNS must be changed to " 1.1.1.1 «.
    • Il Secondary DNS is replaced by " 1.0.0.1 «.

    In the end, you just have to save the changes and make sure that what you have changed remains within the DNS server settings of your Nintendo Switch.


    Once the change has been confirmed and verified, you can choose to test the speed at which the connection can access the various online platforms via the console, by attempting to perform a download or by specifying the activities you have previously had problems with.

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