Nintendo Switch Doesn't Support WPA-2 Enterprise

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  1. mangotowel
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    This is pretty disappointing since they advertised the switch as a university device and most universitys have a WPA-2 enterprise security login. (needs an id and a password)
     
  2. Mr. Wizard

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    Just create a wifi hotspot with your phone or computer, or buy a cheap wifi AP router. Or you could just buy the lan adapter.

    I was under the impression it does support portal access based wifi, do you not even see the ssid?

    you could also contact the IT department and give them the mac address of your device and they will connect you. Just don't mention that it's a switch just say it's a tablet or something. Although most universities have a deditcated network for gaming, like I said you just have to provide them with the mac address to gain access.

    Have you tried logging into the guest wifi network? That one is usually not enterprise.
     
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    Not the ssid, wpa-2 enterprise requires a unique set of login credentials and password. The switch doesnt't give you the option to set the login username and skips straight to the password input. Also my campus sadly doesn't have a guest login. I understand about other solutions, but it's just cumbersome lugging extra hardware around or contactin campus staff just to get into wifi when nintendo could've just supported it to begin with.
     
  4. oji

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    It's a home console after all, your enterprise configuration is not what most of us use.
     
  5. mangotowel
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    It's also a portable device, and it shouldn't be hard to support it even if it's not what most people use. My old crappy android phone can support it, why can't Nintendo? It seems people don't really care about having more support and features though, so ill just leave it at this.
     
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    Oh my these Nintendo fangirls. Seriously stop trying to get around Nintendo's Ls. The switch is flawed in almost every direction & this plague will only grow because you fangirls are fangirls are not speaking up about but rather making excuses.

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  7. tbb043

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    When?

    Anyway, Mr Wizard gave you plenty of ways to get on at college, if none of them work, the problem is them, not Nintendo.
     
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    You're right, it's a portable device, but it's sole purpose is entertainment. Meanwhile any android phone, despite of it's age & params, is a universal device, which can be used in personally or at work so it have to support a more wide range of technologies. I'm not complaining about a lack of support something like VMware AirWatch on my Switch & use a much more basic Parent Control app. Same for EAP, which clearly isn't a usual case in a home setup. But if there're a lot of students in universities who use Switch & call to a Nintendo support for a connectivity problem, it's may be added sometime later.
     
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    I mean the 18-25 demographic is a pretty important one, and a significant portion of those guys are going to be students at university. It probably should have been something they implemented.
     
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    So if most universities provide network access in WPA2-EAP, all these sorehead students with Switches have to spam Nintendo Support to force this feature to be added ASAP.
     
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    Uh, what? This is a thread about how the Switch apparently doesn't support WPA2-E. Nobody's making excuses except for the fact that a few people have stated that, simply, "it's a home console", "it's a portable device", etc. This is not a thread about the Switch's flaws in general. Stop trying to brigade this topic with your opinions.

    Anyways, I agree about the whole LAN adapter + router + etc thing, with the addition of at home, using a USB-C male to USB-A female connector, however on the go... use a phone, perhaps?
     
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  12. Duo8

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    I have yet to see a console that does WPA2 enterprise. It also seems that captive portal logons are more common for most public hotspots, including unis.
    Maybe if you bug nintendo enough they'll add it. Or bug your uni IT room to setup a network for unsupported devices.
     
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    yeah...who cares i have a lan connection
     
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    Has it occurred to you to do actual work during class time? And you can wait until you get home to play an online match. And even when I was at residence, I just had a cheap $20 router plugged into the Ethernet port in my room that i connected everything to.
     
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    It's a portable device, also what if he doesn't have work to do, man these excuses.
     
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    I have long breaks in between classes, please don't just assume.
     
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    I didn't even know something like WPA2 Enterprise exists. Do other consoles support it?
     
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    Not other nintendo consoles. (for refrence the phone I had 10 years ago did support it)
     
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    Do other non-Nintendo consoles support it?
     
  20. sigboe

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    I didn't try to bring my PS3 to work, I can try and ask, I think we have a few PS3 and Xbox360 in the office. (not updated because their not used as much)