Wireless driver for late 2012 mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by evilpaddy, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. evilpaddy macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2012
    I took my late 2012 mini out of retirement yesterday to experiment with using it as a domain controller / VPN server for work. The Dell server is a beast and I'm sure the mini will do a better job with a smaller footprint. Plus it is far easier to relocate...

    I installed Windows Server 2012 r2 but noticed that the bootcamp driver for bluetooth is reported as corrupt. The WiFi card isn't recognised either.

    Does anyone know what chipset they are so I can try and install a driver manually? It's got 4GB of RAM which I'll upgrade to 16GB. The 256GB SSD should be ok but my medical database might need pruning to fit.

    I tried OSX Server but couldn't get it to authenticate L2TP over IPSec as a VPN Server. Whilst it would be undoubtedly easier to administrate, I need AD, ADCS, DNS and IIS. :(

    Final question, I hooked it up to an old TV over HDMI. I couldn't get it to output to a 27" iMac over thunderbolt. Do I need the MDP cable??? I thought they were backwards compatible...
  2. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I have had issues with this for a while and I haven't found an easy solution yet other than hardwiring the machine.

    I have over a dozen 2010 - 2012 Mac Mini's at my clinic running Windows 7 only (no Mac partitions at all) and they are all connected via CAT6.

    For 2 reasons:
    Ethernet is more consistent and reliable in a work environment.

    The wifi / bluetooth issues in finding good drivers for Win7.
  3. evilpaddy thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2012
    To be honest, I don't use wifi as it's locked down as a domain controller. It just annoys me that device manager reports those two driver problems.

    That being said, the trackpad connects fine and that must be by bluetooth...

    Any thoughts on the thuderbolt out? I thought that I could use my iMac in target display mode and the late 2012 Mini would output video to it. I output my MP to two iMacs in this manner... Could this be a windows server 2012r2 driver issue??
  4. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You can only output video to a 27" iMac over Thunderbolt from another Mac OS X system. Windows on a Mac does not have proper driver support for it.
  5. evilpaddy thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2012

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