Some OS X Yosemite users are reporting Wi-Fi connection issues

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When upgrading to new software, there’s always a chance that something won’t work the way it should. Unfortunately for some users who have upgraded to OS X Yosemite, Wi-Fi may not be working up to snuff.

According to a report published by MacRumors, citing claims from the publication’s forums and within Apple’s own support community, many OS X Yosemite users are having issues with Wi-Fi connections. The complaints vary, but many focus on a slow connection overall, with load times dragging on. Some users are experiencing frequent disconnects, even after being connected to a Wi-Fi connection for several minutes.

Since upgrading to Yosemite, my previously-stable (with Mavericks) wifi connection keeps dropping. I have to click the wifi icon and re-select my network every minute or two. I have turned off bluetooth and uninstalled/reinstalled wifi and my networks. I have rebooted multiple times. No luck so far. It appears that others are having similar problems.

The problem does not seem to be affecting only one type of MacBook, or Mac, either, and users are from a wide range of locations and using different hardware for routers as well. A series of fixes have been introduced into the forums and Apple support communities, but according to returning users, the issues reemerge quickly. One fix, though, includes changing to the 2.4GHz band, which has reportedly issued the longest fix for the problem.

On October 23, it was reported that many OS X Yosemite users were experiencing Bluetooth connectivity issues, with several fixes not resulting in permanent patches.

Are you experiencing any issues after updating to OS X Yosemite?

[via MacRumors]