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Topic: Switch + Mobile Hotspot = AWESOME

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GlockGuy

@Kimyonaakuma Ok. Yea I should probably just call them... was just curious if I could get around buying Hotspot data and just use the unlimited cell data I have. Thanks for the help

@DTMOF84 ok, thanks for the info.
And yea I didn't look at how old the post was. I just googled "how to tether Switch to iphone" and this is what I found. I assumed it was somewhat recent because it's about the Switch, and the Switch has only been out 8 or so months.

I've read several things from people "tethering" the laptops to their phones, and it gives their laptop internet and they say it doesn't use "hotspot" data, it only uses the cell phone data, which would be ideal. I was hoping IF that worked, I could just bring teh dock with me, since the Switch itself doesn't have a USB port. Oh well, I'll just probably have to figure it out through trial and error.

I just know I want to be able to play Rocket League on my lunch breaks here in a couple weeks lol

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Octane

@DTMOF84 No need for those passive aggressive remarks. If you're referring to this thread, the user hasn't been active since he made that thread. He never left a comment on any other thread/article, creating that thread was all he ever did. I see no reason to keep it alive when the OP itself clearly doesn't care. It's just a bit of common sense.

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JaxonH

Basically, you need hotspot as part of your mobile service package, and obviously your phone needs to be capable of doing it. If you have anything modern you have the ability to do hotspot. The question is whether your service provides the NAT type necessary for online gaming.

I think the consensus thus far is that you need Verizon if you want to use your phone as a mobile hotspot for wifi. I have Verizon and I am able to play games online anywhere by connecting to the wifi signal provided by my phone's hotspot. A lot of others here who have hotspot we're on able to actually play games online because the NAT was the wrong type. Although it could very from game to game. We know Splatoon 2 restricts NAT type.

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lordbanterious

Can someone plz help me! I can connect my switch to my mobile hotspot and i can download games and check news and access some online features but whenever i try to join a lobby or play online its just say it couldnt connect please help me!

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iLikeUrAttitude

I just found out about the benefit of hotspots today and I'm baffled I didn't discover this sooner (probably because I'm not really tech savvy). When connected to my normal router I frequently encounter disconnects but after using a hotspot on a Samsung galaxy 4 to add, I haven't run into a single disconnect yet. I don't take my switch outside of my house but this is still a godsend for me.

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JaxonH

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It hits you like a ton of bricks, doesn't it...

That was my exact reaction too. I actually am fairly tech saavy, but just never had the need before and thus never looked into it. That aha! moment when you realize the implications of what this means... it's a great feeling.

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EvilLucario

Yup. When my Wi-Fi went down, I hooked up my Wii U and Switch to a hotspot and got that working perfectly.

My Wi-Fi works very weirdly, as we have two hotspots available. I don't know why that's the case, but regardless the main one (that works for both the Wii U and Switch) went down, and the second one only worked for my phone and Switch. So what I did was setup my phone as a hotspot, connected to that second Wi-Fi spot, and connected my Wii U to my phone while I was able to just connect my Switch to that second hotspot.

It's hilarious how my Wii U worked for a time lol. Now both are working, but always good to know since my Wii U couldn't connect to the second Wi-Fi spot at all for some reason.

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