I have a Macbook pro late 2011. It has always been connected to the same wifi and never had any problems. I updated to Yosemite and now my wifi goes off all the time. Most of the time when I the in the password for the wifi it simply says invalid password. It is the correct password.

I have followed lots of articles about this problem with Yosemite and tried all the suggested trouble shooting tips I can find. I even phoneed up Apple care and they just went through the same trouble shooting techniques which sometimes works by chance and then the wifi disconnects again.

  • What WiFi router are you using?
    – n1000
    Aug 30 '15 at 13:01

On my MacBook Pro I sometimes had similar difficulties. It always turned out that the cause were weak signals or interferences. Please try the following measures:

  • Move your Mac closer to the WiFi Router / Airport. Alternatively place your router in a better spot (e.g. elevated).
  • Change our Wifi from the 2.4 GHz to the 5 GHz band (If you provide more info on your router, I might be able to give more info on how to do that)
  • Try to look for other devices that could cause interferences like TVs, bluetooth devices, microwaves.
  • If you have to use the 2.4 GHz band, try switching to a different channel. See what channel the WiFis around are using and choose a channel number that is farthest away from the others. Ideally select channel 1, 6, or 11.

You can analyse your WiFi environment pressing alt and your WiFi icon in the MenuBar. You will get some info like this. If you hover the mouse over other network names you also get information about those.

Wifi diagnostics

This article, for example, has more info on the issue.

  • Thanks for your response. I have just tried opening my Airport utility to change my wifi channel and it says no configured AirPort base stations have been found? We don't have any devices in the house apart from other computers / iPad / iPhones.
    – angela
    Aug 30 '15 at 19:41
  • Does that mean you use an Airport Express / Extreme or a TimeCapsule as a WiFi router?
    – n1000
    Aug 30 '15 at 19:44
  • No, I am not sure what my router is. It is a broadband bt hub?
    – angela
    Aug 30 '15 at 19:47
  • You will have to configure that fellow. If you find out the brand and type, maybe I can help more. You can try to enter its IP address in Safari / Firefox. The IP address is given as in my screenshot above under Router and should look something like
    – n1000
    Aug 30 '15 at 19:50

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