Wireless Networking Issues You Always Wish to Resolve on Alienware Alpha

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Many a times, you may think that you should power on your Alienware Alpha to kill the office stress. But it may make you get annoyed, if the console wants you to struggle with wireless networking issues. Playing desktop games on this gaming hardware is fun, but read this article to fix some common networking issues that may compel your Alpha to be mare a black box.

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If you’re fond of gaming, then you might have read all the leading gaming laptop reviews that are impressing worldwide users with their faster possessing and HD picture quality presentation. Many of you may get surprised to know that the new Alienware Alpha is not mare a small black box, but incorporates the capabilities of a PC and a console both. The device allows you to switch between the ‘Desktop’ and ‘Console’ mode by simply clicking a few buttons on the Xbox controller. The device incorporates variant processors, RAM capabilities, and storage options to deliver a smoother gaming and computing experience. Although, the base model of the device doesn’t incorporate the best CPU for gaming, but it delivers streamlined gaming environment by right sitting on your couch in the living room.

The gaming hardware directly connects to the Steam’s Library by using your home or work Wi-Fi connections and kills your stress by playing your favorite content. Sometimes, the device may experience problems while connecting to your preferred wireless network. Read the article to know about such issues and practice the mentioned tips to resolve them:

Issue1: Device is Able to Connect to Network, But Not to the Internet

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel, and then click the ‘Microsoft Network Troubleshooter.’
  2. Launch the Command Prompt, type “ipconfig /release” command and hit Enter.
  3. Once the fields get cleared, type “ipconfig /renew” command and hit Enter.
  4. Now, check the router\modem cable and ensure that it is plugged into the power source.
  5. Open the Command Prompt window again, type “ping dell.com” command and hit Enter.
  6. If you get four replies in return, then there is a problem with the browser or operating system.
  7. Find the online computer support tutorials to fix the same.
  8. Now, try reinstalling latest wireless drivers to troubleshoot the problem.
  9. Open Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Change Adapter Settings, and then disable ‘IPV 6.’
  10. Right-click the wireless connection you wish to use and select ‘Properties.’
  11. Uncheck the ‘IPV 6’, click ‘OK,’ and then reboot the device to test IPCONFIG.
  12. If the problem doesn’t get resolved, ensure that the network is set for ‘DHCP.’
  13. Open Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Change Adapter Settings, and try reinstalling TCP/IP.
  14. Right-click the wireless connection you wish to use and select ‘Properties.’
  15. Click the ‘Install’ button and highlight the ‘Protocol’ option.
  16. Click the ‘Add’ option, and then select the ‘Have Disk’ option.
  17. Type the “c:\windows\inf” command in the Copy manufacturer’s files window and click ‘OK.’
  18. Highlight the ‘IPV 4’ and click ‘OK.’
  19. Once the process gets completed, restart the system and try accessing the Internet again.
  20. You can also use other browsers to ensure that your device, as well as the Internet connection, is working fine.

Issue 2: Network is Experiencing Limited Connectivity

  1. Select the wireless icon in the system tray and check the signal strength of the connection.
  2. Ensure that you enter the correct network password to connect to the Internet.
  3. Update the BIOS and try resetting\loading defaults to clear Non-Volatile Random-Access Memory (NVRAM.)
  4. Reboot your device and boot it into ‘Safe Mode with Networking.’
  5. Now, turn off the power management feature for the wireless card.
  6. Launch the ‘Device Manager’ and locate the ‘Network Adapters’ section.
  7. Double-click the wireless card.
  8. Click to uncheck the ‘Allow Windows to turn off this device to save power’ option on the ‘Power’ tab.
  9. Go to ‘Control Panel’ and set the ‘Power’ settings to ‘Maximum Performance.’
  10. Disable the advanced wireless adapter settings and set the AP to max range by navigating to APinterface.
  11. If the wireless connection is not able to offer streamlined connectivity, then try another wireless channel.
  12. You can also power off the router for 30 seconds and reconnect it to resolve the issue.
  13. Try placing your router to a different location, update router firmware, or even connect to a different access point to enjoy seamless connectivity.
  14. Reset the network card and antennas to resolve the issue, if possible.


It is true that the Alienware Alpha is the best gaming hardware available for budget-friendly users, but the device have certain problems and performance issues that are hard to fix. Most of the gaming laptop reviews talk about their capabilities and performance, but this gaming gadget has got more prominence for its dual-mode support. All in all, it is one of the best gadgets that you can purchase to cater your daily requirements associated with basic computing and playing simplified desktop games.

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