Apple WiFi Update Addresses Mac Connection Issues

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Apple released Wi-Fi Update 1.0 for late 2012 Macs on Monday. The update addressed connection issues when using the 5GHz band on new iMac, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro models.

New update addressed Wi-Fi issues for late 2012 MacsNew update addressed Wi-Fi issues for late 2012 Macs

The slim release notes included with the update state,

This update is recommended for all late 2012 Mac systems. This update improves compatibility when using the 5GHz band in Wi-Fi. Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: To confirm the update has been applied, the CFBundleVersion string of the AirPortBrcm4311.kext will need to be checked.

For those that keep track of their Airport driver version, it's AirPortBrcm4331.kext CFBundleVersion 612.20.15.

Mac Wi-Fi Update 1.0 is free and requires OS X 10.8.2 running on a late 2012 Mac. It's available via Software Update or as a downloadable installer at the Apple Support website.

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Hooray an update for my new work iMac that is still on back order. Sigh.


if my 27” iMac would ever get delivered, I would happily download this update… :(

Raymond Dennis

I am about to get a new iMac, but….
                                        I don’t suppose you know if it is forwards compatible with the upcoming 802.11ac wifi?

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