Yosemite patch fails to squash OS X Wi-Fi bug

It seems that the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite patch that Apple released earlier this week doesn't squash the Wi-Fi bug like some users were hoping it would.

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It seems that the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite patch that Apple released earlier this week doesn't squash the Wi-Fi bug like some users were hoping it would.

The update, which was released earlier this week, promised to solve a Wi-Fi problem that has been plaguing some Mac users ever since OS X 10.10 Yosemite was released last month.

Reception to the patch is mixed on a 1,200+ reply thread on Apple's support forum. While some are claiming that the patch fixes the problem of the connection being dropped intermittently, others say that the problem is just as bad as it was before installing the patch.

Comments range from this:

"10.10.1 fixed the wifi issue. I had minor random wifi drops with Yosemite prior to the update. now it's smooth sailing.  Very quick and responsive."

To this:

"Stil [sic] the same S**T. One month later, I'm starting to think Apple laught [sic] at us. Or they are completely lost."

Interestingly, some users are claiming that while their Wi-Fi connection is now stable, speeds have dropped significantly.

Some Mac users are claiming that resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) and the PRAM solves the problem, at least temporarily.

Some have gone as far as rolling back to OS X 10.9 Mavericks as a temporary solution to the problem.

For me, not only has the update fixed the problem on the one Mac that I had that was suffering intermittent Wi-Fi drops, but it has also improved system performance overall.

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 here.

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