OS X Yosemite being the huge update that it was suffers from issues that are resonant of a few of the bugs that iOS 8 was released with, till Apple pugged them up with iOS 8.1. Of the more torturous of issues for users on OS X Yosemite is the one pertaining to Wi-Fi. For those of you having trouble with that, here’s a fix that might just end this predicament of yours.

It wasn’t too long ago when users started swarming the Apple Support site with issues pertaining to dropped Wi-Fi connections, but many of the solutions that have surfaced so far have been a hit or miss.

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Apple still hasn’t addressed these issues, let alone acknowledge them publicly, but the support staff has luckily suggested a way or two to at least to try and fix it.

Stabilize Wi-Fi On OS X Yosemite

This will help ensure that your Mac does not slip onto any other Wi-Fi network on its own without you entering your administrative password to make that change.

Step 1: Head over to System Preferences in Menu.

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Step 2: Navigate to Network > Advanced and enable Change Networks.

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Step 3: Once enabled, hit the OK button and click Apply.

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If the steps above still do not solve the issue, you can try out another trick detailed below by renewing the device’s DHCP lease.

Renew Mac’s DHCP Lease

Step 1: Head over to System Preferences in Menu.

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Step 2: Navigate to Network > Advanced > TCP/IP and enable Renew DHCP Lease.

Step 3: Once enabled, hit the OK button.

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Apparently, OS X 10.10.1 is currently under development, which should help iron out this issue with the final release, but till then, finding a workaround or trying such fixes seems to be the only solution at hand for affected Mac users.

Yosemite suffers from its own Bluetooth perils as well with users reporting pairing / connection issues, as well as serious lags if a device does manage to connect to the Mac. Hopefully the upcoming Yosemite update should fix this as well.

Let us know if the advised fix has helped you out or not. Sound off in the comments section below.

(via: iMore)

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