Ever since the initial release of OS X Yosemite, many users have been having issues with the WiFi cutting in and out, but a new update for the operating system should help alleviate those problems.
Apple has been seeding a new developer beta of OS X Yosemite in the form of version 10.10.1. The second beta is already out and available for developers, and it tells beta testers to be on the lookout for WiFi connectivity fixes, or at least focus their testing on WiFi connectivity, which means that this update could come with these fixes.
Unfortunately, many OS X Yosemite users have been experiencing random WiFi connection drops, which isn’t anything new to OS X users in general, as OS X Mavericks came with the same issues for many users.
There have been many temporary fixes proposed by various users, and while they don’t seem to fix the WiFi issues 100% of the time, they could work for you until Apple releases this first update to OS X Yosemite.
There are a handful of fixes for OS X Yosemite WiFi problems that you can try out, some of which may work and some of which may not. Some easy fixes that you can try is to make sure that the WiFi network you’re connecting to is on a 2.4GHz network. You can also try turning off Bluetooth, which has weirdly fixed the issue for some users.
You can also try restarting your router and changing the wireless channels that your WiFi network operates on.
OS X Yosemite was first announced back in June during Apple’s annual WWDC developers conference and it has spent the summer in beta form for developers to test out and report any bugs. The OS has seen multiple beta releases over the past few months and was finally released to the public late last week.
This new version of OS X comes with some pretty sweet features, including an all-new look and feel that finally puts OS X on par with iOS 7, thanks to the translucent windows and menus, as well as a flatter design overall, with redesigned icons that mimic iOS 7 icons, but still include some depth so that there’s still a bit of that classic OS X feel.
Furthermore, OS X 10.10 Yosemite also comes improvements made to Messages, including the ability to send and receive SMS text messages (rather than just iMessages).
You can also take advantage of Handoff, which allows you to begin working on something on one device and continue working on it on a different device, whether it’s on OS X or iOS.
If you haven’t yet installed OS X Yosemite, here’s a thorough guide on performing a clean install on your Mac machine. While there’s always the chance that you’ll come across WiFi problems, not everyone is experiencing them, and with all the new features in OS X Yosemite, it’s worth the risk in order to install the new operating system.