Impossible (?) to connect headless Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by neymue, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. neymue macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2014
    Hi All,

    We've got a Mac Mini from a friend, we want to use it as office server, BUT:

    - our friend only knows the wifi pass for this Mini
    (he got this as payment from a guy he lend money to, but he never tried it)
    - i have an iMac27 and it recognises the Mini, but requires a password when connecting
    which isn't the wifi password that was given to us - any method to reset this password?
    - i don't need any of the files earlier stored on this Mac Mini, i just want to start using it
    as a server for file sharing / backup / etc. - any method to reinstall completely maybe?

    I have no idea how to access this Mini and all answers i found was related to "set this and that on the Mini".

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
  3. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Like mentioned, get a monitor and keyboard/mouse, then i would get a USB drive, create an OS X USB installer and format and re-install.

    Set up the machine with your AppleID, turn on Back to my Mac and you can go headless from now on with a fresh HDD.

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