Mac Mini Connection Issues

COYF

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Mar 12, 2016
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I have a Mac Mini that I've been using as a Media Centre for some time now; the problem I have is that every time I try to use it the wifi has dropped out but also I cannot connect the bluetooth trackpad. As I don't have a USB mouse or keyboard I cannot use screenshare, trackpad or my iPad remote app.

Is there any logs that I can look at to find out what is happening because this is an expensive paperweight at the minute.

Thanks in advance.
Dave.
 

MrWillie

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I have a Mac Mini that I've been using as a Media Centre for some time now; the problem I have is that every time I try to use it the wifi has dropped out but also I cannot connect the bluetooth trackpad. As I don't have a USB mouse or keyboard I cannot use screenshare, trackpad or my iPad remote app.

Is there any logs that I can look at to find out what is happening because this is an expensive paperweight at the minute.

Thanks in advance.
Dave.

Dave,

I don't know if you're plan on coming back here again, but the first step is to hold down the option key, click on wifi in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and select open wireless diagnostics. Follow the prompts and let us know what you get. Remember, you must hold down the option key when clicking on the wireless symbol, and generating a report takes time.
 
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NewMacMiniuser

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Solved New Mac Mini Bluetooth and Wifi Connectivity.
My new Mac Mini was experiencing horrendous issues with Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity. I am currently working with Apple to find a long term solution; however, for now, I have completely resolved my issue. I was using an Asus MB-189B+ USB 3.0 monitor. nowhere in either the Apple documentation or Asus' did it indicate a lack of compatibility. In fact, this monitor does work seamlessly with the new patched Beta4 OS X on other MacBook Pros. With the new Mini, the combination is a train wreck. It is either EFI or an underpowered buss shared by the external ports, Bluetooth and Wifi. Apple does not advertise the outward facing USB as 2.9 but for now, it is evident from the length of this thread you know something is wrong and they have yet to come forward with any recognition of our issues. Can you say 'Antenna Gate?'
 
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