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Posted by [ISS] Ian Spillane on 04 November 2014 12:22 PM

Mac OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems

20th November:

Update: Apple has issued the first patch for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, fixing the bug that affected Wi-Fi connectivity for some Mac users.OS X Yosemite

The update is available for Macs running OS X Yosemite through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. More information on this update can be found on the following link;

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204017

4th November:

It has been widely discussed on Mac user forums that there are issues with the Wi-Fi connectivity in the latest version of Mac OS X. 

ISS have seen reports already of issues with this update on staff and student machines. We do not recommend that you update your macbook to this version of Mac OS until an update has been released by Apple. 

There will be problems with accessing University resources such as Wi-Fi until this has been fixed. iMacs connected by network cable appear unaffected.

 

An example set of symptoms of this fault include;

Your network works fine for a while, typically between about 30 seconds and five minutes, and then fairly abruptly begins to suffer almost total traffic loss.

While this happens, your network connection appears to be active, yet typically, you cannot connect to anything.