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How to Improve Your Switch's Internet Easily by Changing the MTU

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Have you ever felt your Switch could do with a little boost in the download speed department? Well thanks to this handy little trick you can give your Switch a moderate boost. Check out our full site ■ http://www.nintendolife.com Like us on Facebook ■ https://www.facebook.com/nintendolife Follow us on Twitter ■ https://www.twitter.com/nintendolife
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Augusteleven (20 hours ago)
It worked thank you so much! My fortntie on switch was all laggy and stuff and now it’s super smooth!
Xander French (9 days ago)
I got 100mbps internet speed yet my Switch is capped off a 40
Robert Norton (9 days ago)
Hey Alex. Thanks for that awesome info. I'm definitely gonna try it out
NULL/Blizzaria/Vanilla (10 days ago)
Thanks! My download was 50 hours long! It’s just 1 hour now!
purpleshu0 lol (10 days ago)
It made my download much worse it's now 999hours 😒
Puncakebro GT (11 days ago)
thanks man I appreciate the help, this tip/information really improved my gameplay! thank you
Simply_kawaiibear 02 (12 days ago)
it didnt work
lollink 42 (14 days ago)
For some reason my internet is better undocked rather than docked. I did some test and I get 17.5 Mbps download speed undocked, while the switch docked only got me 80.5Kbps. And to test it wasn't just my room or where it's placed I test it near the dock but not docked and got a good 12.7 Mbps. So if anyone knows a solution to this, please let me know
My bedroom: 1 bar. RIGHT 5555ING NEXT TO THE ROUTER: 1 bar.
Absolutely Pro (15 days ago)
You instantly brought me up from no bars to two bars on the switch for connection. Impressive easy fix thanks for the video.
R N (17 days ago)
Damian Vico (17 days ago)
My switch has been taken over by "the blue screen of death" Help me please. I'm leaving it to use all its charge, but I'm looking for an alternative repair option. Any advice
SuperDuperPopThorn (18 days ago)
Is this safe?
Random CLIPZ (18 days ago)
does this affect range?
RFJ Pizzo (20 days ago)
I tried it didn’t work
Son Goku-Kun (23 days ago)
Wait... are you the guy from horrible history’s?!?!?
YoongiGotMyHeart (24 days ago)
My neighborhood is like the middle of nowhere the signal is so shitty
gabe to (25 days ago)
can I change mtu to 9999
Uriel Septim (25 days ago)
Sadly it didn't work. Oh well.
Bryce Austine (27 days ago)
The only reason i watching this is because im downloading Resident evil: Revelations 2 and it has been 2 days and its still not done.
Tailo '-' (28 days ago)
omg you save my live 1 more subscriber and like im you fan now
J Cee (1 month ago)
Its taking 9 hours to download human fall flat
Nataly gijon (1 month ago)
Thank you
N00b Player420 (1 month ago)
So... What will happen if I set it to 1600?
Hobbesters (1 month ago)
Holy crap it went from 10 hours to 2 hours
not work
Alicia Horton (1 month ago)
all it did was make my connection fail faster... thanks.... i guess.... :(
Paul Deakin (1 month ago)
Any ideas why this isn't already set to 1500 then?
Ossibabak_YT , (1 month ago)
My internet is worlds f**king internet 2.7mgbits download 1 like =1mgbits
THE Granny Poo (1 month ago)
My switch said it would take 62 hours >.<
J Cox (2 months ago)
Hey, this worked! Thank you.
benigngerm (2 months ago)
This improved my download speed from 30Mbps to 62.8Mbps on a 5GHz wifi connection. Still not as good as what I get with my PS4 slim on 5GHz wifi(100Mbps).
Jan Bloem (3 months ago)
I have pretty amazing wifi. could I set it higher?
UltraCraft64 (3 months ago)
F.D.R (3 months ago)
I found it weird that my switch was so slow on my wifi
Docktor Dicking (3 months ago)
I am root.
Blue Dash Man (3 months ago)
It has been super helpful thank you very much
wolf Gaming (3 months ago)
Cbain75 (3 months ago)
will it work for 1600
Lil P5ych0 (3 months ago)
Geez that worked! Went from 37hrs to 1hr
Killeb The gamer (4 months ago)
Can you put it any higher
Sean Warner (4 months ago)
It works
Noah Richard (4 months ago)
What if you put it to OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rayshawn Donaldso (4 months ago)
But it's dead
Rayshawn Donaldso (4 months ago)
Thank you for this I have an Nintendo switch 2
liljay23mvp0 (5 months ago)
Mine went from 7 hours to 2 😂😂
ShanetheMango (5 months ago)
Does this improve splatoon ability to fail normally?
Big mario productions (5 months ago)
This helped a lotThanks:-)
Lovelorn88 Nick (5 months ago)
Didint work for me. Im trying to download Re Revelations 2... starts off at 18hrs... yes 18 hrs. Then goes up and up. In about a minute it goes up to 55hrs... wtf is up with Nintendo
Trent gaming (5 months ago)
Thank you so much it got over a hour of a long download
Magnus (5 months ago)
dude you always help me with my nintendo switch problems #I<3NintendoLife
Luxman • (5 months ago)
I really hope this works, like my 3ds has better internet than my switch at the moment
Hugo Stiglitz (5 months ago)
Dude what??? This is so funny because I do the same on Vita and PS4. It makes a big difference to set it to 1473. It defaults to 1500 on both but 1473 works better. Helps with downloads and remote play.
Death Please (6 months ago)
Pretty sure it just added minutes * D A B *
IAN 63 1/3 (6 months ago)
PRAISE BE NINTENDO LIFE!♡I can finally play splatoon 2 using my college's abysmal wifi.
spooder man (6 months ago)
When I see the my WiFi in list it has no bars
Magic_ Jordan-Roblox (6 months ago)
Thanks SO MUCH! I can actually play Online Pokken Tournament without it lagging so hard to be NOT playable!
Maskeraith (6 months ago)
Argh... my wifi signal on my switch sucks
Alex K (6 months ago)
13.4 Down 7.8 Upload before. After: 20.8 Down 7.0 Upload ... weird
Jason Lynn (6 months ago)
Thanks Alex this really helped !
pillbug (6 months ago)
it worked!!! thank you!!
Simple Buddy (7 months ago)
Is this applicable whichever country you are in? Sorry so dumb question....
splat 2 (7 months ago)
It worked thanks i subed
Mrio (7 months ago)
Is this gone help Online Gaming?!!
HeyMan1231 (7 months ago)
it increased the download time by 20 minutes.
jarebb gan (7 months ago)
why not 1600?
windexfighter77 (7 months ago)
But what if I change the MTU to something like, over 9000?
Ryuujin1078 (7 months ago)
I have a router not a “rooter” lol. Thanks for the tip bro, I changed my settings 👍🏾
The BeardShotV (7 months ago)
Thx man
Chozodianemissary (7 months ago)
RE Revelations 2 was going to take 18 hours! This dropped it down to 7. My internet sucks... BUT! This totally helped!
Bradley Chan (7 months ago)
Can you put it to 9999?
MiDo Ni (7 months ago)
It really is pronounced “rooter” you uneducated Americans.
Hynek Jandus (7 months ago)
Please shave xD
Colton Floyd (8 months ago)
Wouldn’t this cause a packet loss concern that negates the faster speed?
lvl140 ApexRajang (8 months ago)
Excuse my dumbass but what happens if I enter 9999?
JuR (8 months ago)
*R o o t e r*
Gl do (8 months ago)
i dont have a rooter i do have a router though. :)
Garth Hunter (8 months ago)
I will try I loose connection when I play Splatoon
Xander French (8 months ago)
Wow it went from 17.2 Mbps to 23.5 Mbps thanks.
Giorgio Premi (8 months ago)
It is not always true that 1500 will improve your internet speed, because there are other technical things behind the scene. When using a value between 1400 and 1500, fragmentation of internet packets may happens, and when it does the connection speed will drop significantly. The real maximum MTU may be 1400, 1420, 1492, 1500 and in rare case other value depending on your setup. That's why Nintendo put 1400 as default. If increasing the value to 1500 will slow you down, experiment with the values in between. And check your router settings ;)
KinnArchimedes (8 months ago)
Can you explain like I'm 5, why a higher number than 1500 wouldn't help... I mean of 1500 works?
_willaye _ (8 months ago)
What if i change it to a higher number?
progamer302 #thebest (8 months ago)
Thank you so much my internet connection is great but on the switch until I did this
MsLunadog (8 months ago)
What does MTU stand for? How does it work and is it safe? How effective is it and what does it help? I also been wondering what NAT stand for and what does it mean? I have a NAT type B. Is that good or bad? I don't want to mess with any of this unless I understand it please help. Thank You xD
OmegaMetroid93 (8 months ago)
Does this actually improve the Switch's connectivity? As in the quality of the connection. I'm sitting about five meters away from my router, and yes, there is a wall in between, but all of my other devices still pick up the signal just fine, including my 3DS. But the Switch? 0 bars. Sometimes 1 or if I move right agains the wall (2 meters from the router), I might get two or 3 bars very rarely. It's my biggest complaint (only truly big complaint, actually) about the Switch. The connection when playing with my friends is also garbage. We tried playing MK8 locally with three people, and we were disconnected from each other every 10 minutes or so. Meaning it was actually unplayable. I expect better, especially looking at what the 3DS and even the DS did. So I'm not sure what the deal is here.
4arms4life (8 months ago)
Thank you so much! I had to keep moving closer to the router to download something or play online until watching this.
Those videos are useful. *Keep doing this*
eduardo torres (8 months ago)
What about areas that you can get into wifi without password.
Marraphy (8 months ago)
How does this affect battery life?
TheFrenchy82 (8 months ago)
wired connection, anyone ? If already have the adapter on WII U.. it's working perfectly !
Luke Robinson (8 months ago)
Thank you for making this it took about 13hrs off my download
timeismichael (8 months ago)
Cool thx
Joebits (8 months ago)
What if you change it to 1
Jodie McClure (8 months ago)
I changed it and seen a definite change
31FilmTalk (8 months ago)
Weird how people dressing up as Native Americans is frowned upon now, but when Mario dresses up as a stereotyped Hispanic, well bloody hell put it on the wall and display it in videos for all to see!
stephaniepretty (8 months ago)
Can you up the limit even higher than 1500 and get any better results?
stephaniepretty (8 months ago)
christ yu lol I don't know much about technology XD so wat if it does something bad :p u expecting me to make a YouTube video about it? Lol
christ yu (8 months ago)
1550 , i think you can try it ,and tell us the result .
Nayru (8 months ago)
Wtf is a rooter lol
Jeremy Hansen (8 months ago)
You're wrong you want to mach it to your router settings
Jeremy Hansen (8 months ago)
Most are set to 1450 so you're just throttling it by having it at 1400 but changing it to 1500 was not the majic you make it.seem of your router is set to say 1200 you're doing nothing
Mystic (8 months ago)
+Nintendo Life What would happen if you set the MTU over 1500?
Creatively - unsynced (8 months ago)
From what I've heard, while this makes downloads faster, it increases delay during online play. Use this technique with caution.

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