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How to Fix WiFi and Bluetooth Problem in OS X Yosemite

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OS X Yosemite, the latest OS version by Apple for Mac has lot to offer. I have shown few new features like the ability to record iPhone and iPad’s screen from Mac and using HandOff with iOS 8 and Yosemite Mac in my previous article. However, the latest release Yosemite has few glitches resulting in WiFi and Bluetooth issues, which could be frustrating at times.   

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Mac forums are full of complaints regarding WiFi and Bluetooth bugs in Yosemite. Fortunately, here are few quick fixes, which will help you to come over these glitches. 

Fix WiFi Problem in OS X Yosemite

Osxdaily has come up with a detailed article to solve WiFi problem in OS X Yosemite running Mac. Follow these steps by step guide to fix WiFi problem in OS X Yosemite. Follow any of these methods and do let us know if they worked for you.

Note: Before proceeding with any changes, it is recommended have a backup of your current system.

Method 1: Remove Network Configuration and Preference Files

Step 1: Go to Wireless menu item and Turn off WiFi.

Step 2: Press Command + Shift + G from the OS X finder.

Step 3: Enter following location / path and hit enter or click go. This will open System Configuration folder.

/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

Step 4: Now from System Configuration folder, select following files.

com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
com.apple.network.identification.plist
com.apple.wifi.message-tracer.plist

NetworkInterfaces.plist

preferences.plist

Step 5: Move all of these selected files to in to a folder called “WiFi Backups” on your Desktop.

Step 6: Now reboot / restart your Mac.

Step 7: Go to Wireless network menu and Turn on WiFi.

Method 2: Creating a new WiFi Network Location with Custom DNS

If the first method didn’t resolve your problem then you could proceed with the second method of creating a new WiFi network location with custom DNS.

Step 1: Open System Preference and select Network.

Step 2: Click on Location and select Edit location from the menu.

Step 3: Next, click on + sign to create new and provide a name to your new WiFi network location and click on Done.

Step 4: Click, on “Network Name” and select your active WiFi network.

Step 5: Click on “Advanced” and select DNS tab.

Step 6: To add a new DNS server, click on + button and enter any free DNS server address or your ISP’s DNS address. Free DNS server could be found with a little help of Google.

Step 7: Navigate to “Hardware” > “Configure” and select “Manually”.

Step 8: Click on MTU > select “Custom” and enter 1453 in the field below custom option.

Step 9: Click “OK” and then on “Apply” to save the settings.

Now fire up Safari and type in any URL to see if your network is working fine. Go with Gmail, as you can see how fast your Gmail interface loads. Head over to OSXdaily to read more on how to solve this issue on Yosemite.

How to Fix Bluetooth Problem in Yosemite

Another commonly reported problem with Yosemite running Mac is Bluetooth connectivity issue. One of the solutions for this problem is resetting SMC and PRAM on your Mac. Read how to reset SMC and PRAM on your Mac.

Another easy fix is disconnecting and reconnecting USB peripherals. Simply disconnect all USB peripherals, shut down your Macbook, and wait for few minutes. After few minutes, restart your Mac and see if Bluetooth is working fine with your accessories.

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