Tutorial: Add USB Ethernet "Inside" Switch dock (works with Datel and similar form factor adapters)

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by driverdis, Oct 19, 2017.

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What do you think of this "internal" mod?

  1. Great! I may even do it myself

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  2. good job, I will probably not bother doing this myself and keep with the external LAN dongle

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  3. You FAIL, try harder next time.

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  4. Don't care, Move along

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  1. driverdis
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    driverdis I am Justice

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    A tutorials section would be nice *HINT HINT**NUDGE NUDGE*
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    What you will need

    1. Wii LAN adapter (I used this Datel one)
    DatelWiiLAN.jpg
    2. A Nintendo Switch Dock (not a 3rd party dock)
    3. some form of prying tool (a small Flathead and optionally a spudger)
    4. A patch cable (this will help hold the board in place as well)
    5. Common Sense (you will need to find this elsewhere should you be lacking any)

    Instructions


    1. Pry open USB LAN adapter shell
    2. remove USB LAN adapter board
    3. Insert board and patch cable as seen in the picture and plug the USB cable into the internal USB port. The cover should now be able to close without damaging the wires and the board will be snug enough to not fall out or move. (move it around a bit if the cover pinches the cables too much or does not close all the way)
    4. sit back and enjoy having a Switch dock that does not have a USB LAN dongle hanging out of it

    DockBack.jpg


    Partial Side view
    DockSide.jpg
     
    Last edited by driverdis, Oct 19, 2017
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  2. Spice_Wolf

    Spice_Wolf Newbie

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    My Switch Dock
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