Wifi & Finder troubles

sean barry

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
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Belding, MI
I have a 2012 mini that has dead Wifi. I have a 2011 dismembered mini. Will the 2011 Wifi module work in the 2012?

I have lost my documents folder from the finder window. The folder is on the desktop. How can I get it back into the finder window?

Thanks.

PS And yes, I am a Macmoron :D
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Rather than break into the Mini just to fix wifi, you might consider:
1 ethernet if you have it available -- always faster than wifi
or
2. a USB-to-wifi adapter. These are cheap but get one known to work with the Mac.

I don't use the documents folder, but can you:
- open a finder window
- navigate into your home folder (so that you can see the documents folder)
- "grab" the documents folder with the mouse and move it to the sidebar?
 

sean barry

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
152
9
Belding, MI
Got the "Documents" folder back into the "Finder". Ran 50 foot ethernet cable from wifi server? to mini. No joy, no idea how to get working? Thanks.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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You connected ethernet, and the network connection STILL isn't working?
Is that what you meant in reply 3 above?

If that's the case, sounds like a software problem, almost as if a component of the OS that governs networking is missing or corrupted.
 
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