A bug was recently found in Windows 10 build 14915 that breaks down Wi-Fi on earlier Surface Pro variants and on devices with Marvell drivers. The bug was confirmed by Microsoft and it promised to fix the issues in coming build for Windows Insiders.
On Twitter, Ms. Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider Program, stated that an updated build that brings back the Wi-Fi functionality would go live “in the next few days.”
Thus it appears that the next build may go live early in the coming week for fast ring insiders, however, it is not known that the build will only focus on bug fixes or also on adding new features. Some latest reports suggest that the company is working on some new features, including a feature called People Bar. And these new features are expected to be included in the preview builds in the next few weeks.
Workaround available for PCs facing the Wi-Fi issue:
Dona Sarkar stated that the Wi-Fi bug is by no means a widespread issue. So it appears that computers impacted by the Wi-Fi bug are very few in number
The users who cannot connect to Wi-Fi are advised to download the upcoming build using an Ethernet cable or they can roll back to an earlier build where Wi-Fi had no issues. So as soon as the new build is on air, either of these two methods should be used to download the build.
Regarding the issue, Microsoft said, “Our Engineering teams have quickly completed a root cause analysis of the issue and are working to get the fix checked-in to make it available for our next flight.”
Hence, it clearly appears that the bug fix is at hand and will be available in next days, however, it should be made clear that the Windows 10 preview builds are prone to bugs. That’s the main theme behind the Windows Insider program to discover bugs and fix them before any related updates are launched to general users of Windows.