“Macintosh users have, since the release of Yosemite (OS X 10.10), been bedeviled by Wi-Fi connection issues,” Dwight Silverman writes for The Houston Chronicle. “The blame has been placed on the software that Apple’s desktop operating system uses to find and connect to wireless networks.”
“Until the release of Yosemite, that component was mDNSResponder. But with the new OS version, Apple replaced it with a module called discoveryd. Almost immediately, many Mac users who’d installed Yosemite experienced several issues,” Silverman writes. “Yosemite users have had two options: Restart discoveryd, which may or may not help and is temporary, or replace it with an old copy of mDNSResponder.”
“Here’s some good news: In the next update to Yosemite, Apple has handled Option 2 for you,” Silverman writes. “I’ve installed the latest beta version of OS X 10.10.4, and sure enough, discoveryd is gone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: And good riddance! That’s right, we hate you, discoveryd.
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