Mac Mini not reporting location

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tbarney, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Wondering if anyone else might be seeing this issue, or maybe I'm missing something. I can see the location of all my iDevices via iCloud.com's "find my iPhone" except for my recently purchased 2012 Mac Mini. The Mini shows up on the list as an active device, seen by iCloud, but there is no location reported. I have an iMac at the same location and it's reporting location just fine. Can anything think of something I may have forgot to enable on the Mini?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    It needs to be adjusted under system preferences on your mac mini. Click security&privacy tab. Enable location services.
     
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    That-Guy

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    Am I right in thinking you need to be connected to WiFi for it to work, or at least be more accurate?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I have location services enabled under the privacy tab. If I disable location services, iCloud reports its turned off. I enable location services again and icloud see the device but no location is still reported. I have this configure just like my iMac. I'm stumped.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Do you happen to have wifi turned off?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    My Mini is not attached via WIFI but is GigE attached to the network. My iMac is WIFI attached. I'll give WIFI a try on the Mini.
     
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    That-Guy

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    That should sort it :)
     
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    Gav2k

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    It has to be connected via wifi or it won't work. Basically it used your wifi network and others around it to see where it is. Using Ethernet it can't see other wifi networks to get its location
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Switching to WIFI didn't fix, still no location being reported. Still can see the Mini as an active device. icloud defiantly can communicate with the mini because I can issue the "play sound" command from icloud and it plays on the mini. hmmmm.
     
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    That-Guy

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    Restarting the machine make a difference?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've restarted multiple times and no difference. I switched back to a wired connection too. I can't see how WIFI vs. wired should make a difference. None of my idevices can attached to any of the other WIFI networks in my area anyway.
     

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