Yosemite App Store Connection Issues Over WiFi

Yesterday, I noticed my Mac wasn’t connecting to the App Store. I couldn’t log in, and my attempts met with a “Connection Failed” error. All the tabs produced blank pages.

Even running Software Update from the command line was failing:

$ softwareupdate -vl
Software Update Tool
Copyright 2002-2012 Apple Inc.

Finding available software
The network connection was lost.

After much searching of Google with no specific solutions, I did see lots of results around WiFi issues. It’s no secret that Yosemite (and iOS 8.1) has suffered a lot in the WiFi department.

Plugging my MacBook into the Ethernet resolved the issue, and I could hit the App Store again. Back on WiFi, it still wasn’t working.

The solution for me was to forget all the WiFi networks, remove the WiFi connection and re-add it afresh. This seemed to work for me.

Interestingly, this happened just after Apple pushed out its NTP fix.

Hopefully someone else with the same problem will stumble across this article and be saved some head scratching.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: