Nintendo requires an Open Nat Type due to their games using a peer to peer network to connect consoles. Schools systems are likely to have a strict Nat Type, which would limit the connections available to the Nintendo Switch. To resolve this, port forwarding will need to be set up using the following range: 45000 and 65535 UDP (ports can be TCP or UDP). An alternative is to set up a DMZ on the school network, and only allow Nintendo Switch consoles to connect.

Below are some additional connectivity troubleshooting tips:

Set Up a Router's Port Forwarding for a Nintendo Switch Console

  • For step 13, instead of entering a value in between 1 and 65535, enter a value between 45000 and 65535 UDP.

  • Ports can be TCP or UDP.

Place a Nintendo Switch Console into a Router's DMZ

  • You can also use the router's DMZ. The DMZ of your network is able to open to the whole internet separately from your internal network.

  • As long as schools use the Nintendo Switch in the DMZ and not any actual computers, it won’t open vulnerabilities to the network.

Enabling Peer to Peer

  • For further support or information on Switch connectivity, the peer to peer feature allows you to directly communicate with other players.

  • Enabling peer to peer connectivity within the Firewall will allow access for your team's Nintendo switch.

Nintendo Domains

Note: This entire list may not be needed, but has been seen to assist schools in connection concerns with Nintendo match issues.

  • veer.hac.lp1.d4c.nintendo.net

  • e0d67c509fb203858ebcb2fe3f88c2aa.baas.nintendo.com

  • dragons.hac.lp1.dragons.nintendo.net

  • sun.hac.lp1.d4c.nintendo.net

  • accounts.nintendo.com

  • cdn.accounts.nintendo.com

  • receive-lp1.dg.srv.nintendo.net

  • ctest.cdn.nintendo.net

  • capi.lp1.op2.nintendo.net

  • broker.lp1.npns.srv.nintendo.net

  • atum.hac.lp1.d4c.nintendo.net

  • dauth-lp1.ndas.srv.nintendo.net

  • bcat-list-lp1.cdn.nintendo.net

  • bcat-data-lp1.cdn.nintendo.net

  • beach.hac.lp1.eshop.nintendo.net

  • app-a05.lp1.npns.srv.nintendo.net

  • bcat-topics-lp1.cdn.nintendo.net

  • lp1.npns.srv.nintendo.net

  • consumer.lp1.npns.srv.nintendo.net

  • tagaya.hac.lp1.eshop.nintendo.net

  • veer.hac.lp1.d4c.nintendo.net


V2.0 - 11/4/21 \\ Added Nintendo Domains list

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