Have wifi drop issues been fixed in the betas of El Capitan?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mossme89, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    I've been having a ton of wifi dropping issues with Yosemite, so much so that I moved back to Mavericks where the issues miraculously went away. Has anyone found the wifi dropping issues to be fixed in El Capitan?
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    since not everyone has the issue, how can we tell if it's 'fixed' specifically for you? no way to know but to update...and see for yourself.
     
  3. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

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    They fixed the issue in 10.10.4, so I'd assume it's fixed in the latest beta of 10.11.
     
  4. LmH337 macrumors newbie

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    El Capitan still has Wifi issues. My MBPr Mid 2012 can't use wifi at all unless I turn Bluetooth off the. It's fine.
     
  5. naflish macrumors newbie

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    i'v had this problem in Yosemite but only occasionally. Now the problem is permanent in El Cap. I've tried tons of workaround and tips but to no vail unless if i turn off bluetooth (my magic mouse) and WIFI connection miraculously back to normal..glad to see someone else having same problem
     
  6. crashoverride77, Jul 13, 2015
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    Wifi got fixed for most people in OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and 10.10.3.
    However due to the fact that it is till causing issues with some people, with the recent 10.10.4 update they went back to the old DnsResponder for wifi, which Mavericks and prior versions use. Therefore there is no need to wait for El capitan if you fancy upgrading because wifi should most certainly be fixed now.
    Mavericks was notorious for having connection issue after wake from sleep and it took them ages to get it sorted. I have never had that problem with Yosemite even before 10.10.4.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/05/26/apple-discoveryd-replaced-with-mdnsresponder/
     
  7. naflish macrumors newbie

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    hi crashoverride77
    i couldnt agree to your recommendation as i am using El Capitan and have so much trouble with WIFI now. yes they revert back using mDNSResponder but i suspect this is a different issue because previously in Yosemite, mDNSResponder worked well. Its just in El Capitan the problem came back..Maverick is a solid build and have no problem like this. Only Yosemite (early build) and Capitan have this WIFI slowdown problem. Im using Retina Macbook Pro 15 2012 and there's a few user with same model having same problem as I am. So if you're upgrading, better check with your mac model first before upgrading. Hopefuly apple fix this issue in upcoming updates
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I never really had the problem in Yosemite, but only a few times. So far in 10.11 it seems to be working well for me.
     
  9. gearfab macrumors newbie

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    The speed of my WiFi connection has dropped by almost 90% since i upgraded to El Capitan on Friday. When I boot into Windows, it's fine. All my other Macs using Yosemite are connecting at normal speeds. I haven't tried shutting off Bluetooth (since I have a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard), but I'm going to dig-out my wired hardware from storage and try that this afternoon.
     
  10. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    Hey,
    El capitan is a beta so it doesn't mean much when we are still 2 months out from release.

    Loads of people that still had problems with 10.10.3 said that after 10.10.4 wifi is back to how it was. I would never recommend to upgrade to El capitan now. However if you want Yosemite and its features but resisted due to wifi issue with 10.10.4 this should be of no more concern to you.
     
  11. naflish macrumors newbie

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    think they fixed this issue in the latest public beta..(15A225f).. anyone can help verify this?
     
  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I just updated a few minutes ago and my wifi is connected without me having to intervene.
     
  13. nontroppo macrumors 6502

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    I had lots of wifi issues in Yosemite (travelling a lot so lots of different routers and networks = lots of problems), from the public betas until 10.10.4 — i didn't really use 10.10.4 enough to know if had been fixed but it certainly seemed better. I've had no wifi issues since using 10.11, but perhaps there are still some network topologies that cause problems.
     
  14. Bishop200 macrumors newbie

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    Try Firefox instead of Safari. I tried turning off bluetooth and that doesn't make any difference with Safari. I'm sticking with Firefox.
     
  15. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

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    On Public Beta 1 of EL capitan my 802.11AC wifi was working better than ever at around 800Mbps.

    On public Beta 2 I'm getting 7Mbps on the same 802.11AC connection :(
     
  16. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Did you retry a released version of El Capitan?

    If so, was networking OK? (If not OK, please post to http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/895457/ with details of your Mac and network environments.)
     

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