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 demi-god


    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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