Apple finally fixes pesky OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi bug

Apple fixes Wi-Fi bug in Mac OS X Yosemite
Credit: Photo: Serenity Caldwell

Ever since OS X Yosemite launched last October, a large swath of users have complained of incessant Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Over the past few months, we've seen scores of articles, how-to guides, and tips and tricks designed to help users alleviate what is undoubtedly an incredibly frustrating problem.

Additionally, Apple over the past few months has released its usual line of OS X updates, some of which purported to include Wi-Fi fixes. And while the updates fixed the problem for some, others weren't so lucky.

Now comes word via 9to5Mac that the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 might be the real fix users have been hoping for. Specifically, the new OS X beta does away with the discovery process that was responsible for wireless communications on the Mac. In its place, Apple has reverted back to the old process called mDNSResponder. Seeing as how reports of Wi-Fi troubles were few and far in between on OS X Mavericks, it's widely assumed that the upcoming beta will do just the trick.

OS X 10.10.4 is the third beta of Yosemite Apple has released in about a month and a half. The previous OS X update -- 10.10.3 -- introduced a completely revamped Photos app which has been well received almost universally by Mac users. The upcoming update, meanwhile, seemingly focuses on more 'under the hood' type of issues.

To comment on this article and other Network World content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter stream.
Related:
Must read: Hidden Cause of Slow Internet and how to fix it
Notice to our Readers
We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. Learn more about this here.