Some users continue to report Wi-Fi-related issues after OS X 10.10.1 update

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Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 11:33
Category: News, Software, Yosemite


From my own end, the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update worked and I haven’t had any issues to kvetch about.

This doesn’t seem to be the same case for everyone.

Per 9to5Mac, Computerworld and complaints registered on the Apple Support Communities, yesterday’s dot-release of OS X 10.10.1 has seemingly failed to address the Wi-Fi problems some users have been experiencing since upgrading to Yosemite, according to continuing posts on the Apple Support Communities.

Despite the first bullet-point in the release notes for 10.10.1 reading ‘Improves WiFi reliability,’ many of those who had reported connection failures, dropped connections and slow speeds said that nothing had changed since upgrading to 10.10.1 …

ComputerWorld quoted a number of illustrative complaints from a support thread containing more than 1,100 posts including the following:

10.10.1 didn’t fix my Wi-Fi issues, still randomly dropping every few minutes or so […]

We’ve got business-grade routers and [access points] at my school, and we’ve got numerous people unable to connect for longer than a minute before and after [updating] to 10.10.1 […]

10.10.01 does NOT fix the Wi-Fi issues. I had to go thru the same extreme routines I have had to go thru the past 2 months to be able to connect to the Internet.

I have tried all the fixes and the only thing that works is turning off the bluetooth. The internet is still slow but better than nothing.

It is so inconvenient as I can’t use my magic mouse and other blue tooth devices.

same issue, after struggeling a bit, disabling the bluetooth solved the wifi issue, however this workaround is definitely annoying and impacting the experience!

Since I (MacBook Pro 13 inch, late 2012) installed Yosemite, I get kicked off my wifi-network every few minutes. I have to select the wifi-network manually to get connected again, because it won’t recognize the network by itself.

In my case, there are apparently two problems, that might or might not be related:
– suddenly getting kicked off the wifi, while other devices (iPhone and iPad) stay connected.
– my preferred wifi-network doesn’t get recognized automatically.

It’s frustrating!
Please get it fixed!

Apple has made no official statement on the problem, though several forum members report that Apple Care has advised going into System Preferences > Network > Advanced and removing old entries from the preferred network list, as well as performing an SMC reset.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available and please let us know if you’ve experienced any issues with Wi-Fi and OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite.

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