Some Mac users who updated their devices to OS X Yosemite soon discovered certain Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, which Apple acknowledged and tried to address in the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the Wi-Fi issues did not go away for all affected users, and some people still experience a sub-par Wi-Fi.
Luckily for them, OS X Daily, which has provided some tips for the initial Yosemite Wi-Fi issues, has put together a quick troubleshooting post that could help people fix their problems following the OS X 10.10.1 update.
The first thing the publication advises is to make sure you have updated to the latest Yosemite version by going to the Apple menu and clicking on the “About This Mac” menu where the OS X version should be listed — however, it’s likely most users will already know whether they actually upgraded to OS X 10.10.1.
The next thing OS X Daily advises is to create a new network location and reboot the Mac. The move may fix any existing Wi-Fi reliability issues you might still experience on your Mac.
The site further explains that users can perform an SMC reset on their Macs, or simply keep pinging the network in the background, so the Wi-Fi connectivity doesn’t drop due to inactivity.
If people are experiencing slow speeds when using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, users are advised to join a 5GHz network rather than a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.
Full instructions for all these do-it-yourself Wi-Fi fixes are available at the source link.