How can I fix Animal Crossing not connecting to internet error?
1. Verify if there are any server problems
When trying to play Animal Crossing you may receive the message Animal Crossing not connecting to internet, and others. You have to make sure this issue is not related to issues with the servers.
When the problem does not originate from your side, you will only have to wait until it is fixed. After things return to normal, you can play again Animal Crossing.
If you want to verify if a server problem has occurred, then you should try third-party outage detectors. These websites will perform an analysis and will show you the status of the Nintendo servers, in this case.
2. Reboot Nintendo Switch
If you are sure there aren’t any server problems from Nintendo, you should focus on your console. Reboot your Nintendo Switch by turning it off and waiting for two minutes.
This operation clears the console’s cache and network card and solves the Animal Crossing not connecting to Internet issue.
3. Power cycle your modem or router
Sometimes, Animal Crossing not connecting to Internet error still appears. This may happen even if there are no server problems and you have rebooted the console.
In this situation, you must perform a power cycle on your Internet device, that may be a modem or a router. Shut down that equipment, unplug it from the mains for 30 seconds and plug it back in.
This will restart the Internet connection and should remove the Animal Crossing error.
4. Change DNS settings in Nintendo Switch
- Open Settings, go to Internet and choose Internet Settings.
- Click on which Wi-Fi network you are using.
- Choose Change Settings, and then DNS Settings.
- Switch DNS to Manual.
- Change Primary DNS to 008.008.008.008.
The DNS Settings should be set to Automatic, hence the need for you to change them to Manual.
There are some instances confirmed by Nintendo users that after changing the DNS servers, the Animal Crossing not connecting to Internet problem has been solved.
There you go, these are our solutions that will surely help if Animal Crossing is not connecting to Internet.
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