Hi Bill,

Let's try & clarify your exact problem.

From your replies I understand that you do not actually have a password to 
login - but some sort of network problem which is stopping you from 
changing/setting the date/time - is that right?

To further clarify just what is happening:

Can you open system preferences?
If so - go to the Users and groups pane - are you logged in as the only user? 
Can you confirm you have admin privileges
Assuming that you are logged in as an administrator, go to the Date & Time pane 
and the Date & Time tab - I assume the check box is ticked to "Set date and 
time automatically" and a suitable time server is selected. Eg Apple 

Assuming this is all OK, your problem seems to be that you do not have the 
internet connection to allow the time server to automatically set the system 

We need to narrow down the problem:

Is your NBN modem correctly connected to the Internet - do you have any other 
devices currently connected to the Internet via this modem? Ipad, laptop, other 
computer, smart TV etc. If some other device is accessing the Internet with no 
problem through the same modem then that should prove that this is not the 

How is your computer connected to the NBN?  Go to the network pane of system 
preferences and check. Are you connected via wifi or internet?

Select the mode that is showing as connected and it should give further details 
under Status: connected.

Assuming that you are connected via wifi (the most common setup) try turning 
wifi OFF and then back ON again - I sometimes find this helps when things are 
playing up.

If this has not worked and you had no other device confirming that the NBN 
internet connection was OK you could try switching OFF the NBN modem, leaving a 
few minutes and then switching it back ON again - it then might take a few 
minutes to boot up and go through its connection procedures. If you do this, 
you may also need to repeat the wifi disconnect/reconnect thing.

I sometimes find that internet connections can get confused - I don't normally 
have problems with my computers but my old SAMSUNG smart TV often seems to lose 
connection and requires various steps (including switching the TV OFF/ON) 
before it can reconnect!

Let us know how all this goes and the answers to questions above!




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From: WAMUG <wamug-boun...@lists.wamug.org.au> on behalf of Juliet Kitson via 
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Date: Wednesday, 07 December 2022 at 11:32
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Cc: Juliet Kitson <billand...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [WAMUG] Mac mini

       Thanks again when I first fired up just hit enter so no passé word so
       no problem but can’t change time and date as I can’t connect to
       internet even system settings indicate I am connected
       On Wed, Dec 7, 2022 at 14:27 Peter Crisp via WAMUG
       <[1]wa...@lists.wamug.org.au> wrote:
            AH, I see your problem now - so it is the Apple account login
            you don't have. Sorry I went down the wrong burrow. I actually
            know how to recover the Apple Password if it becomes lost. I hope
            someone else here can help - I'd like to know too.
            I suppose a call to Apple Help may get you along the way to
         success but
            if you're outside of the Apple Care date not sure if they'll
            Kind Regards
            Peter Crisp
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              "WAMUG" <[3]wa...@lists.wamug.org.au>
              "Juliet Kitson" <[4]billand...@gmail.com>
              Wed, 7 Dec 2022 14:19:05 +1100
              Re: [WAMUG] Mac mini
              Thanks Peter,
              I should have more specific when I fire up I am asked to set
              and date
              etc as I have no password to startup but I need a password to
              change date and time which is the one I have forgotten my other
              problem is
              even though in system preferences it indicates I am connected
         to the
              the network in the top of the page menu is blanked out and when
              try to
              open safari you are not connected to the internet message
         appears by
              way this mac mini is old and running HI sierra.
              Regards Bill
              On Wed, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:18 PM Peter Crisp via WAMUG <
              [5]wa...@lists.wamug.org.au> wrote:
              > Hi Juliet - yes, if you go to the ABC iView site via your
              > app and try to Log In, you select the "With email" option.
              > there is usually a "Forgot Password" button. If you select
              > will get a reset password link to your Inbox and you're on
              > again.
              > I use Passdiary as my holder of all passwords - very useful
              > this problem recurring. I have literally hundreds of
              > and no two are the same. There's polenty of other password
              > available too.
              > Kind Regards
              > Peter Crisp
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              > Sent:
              > Wed, 7 Dec 2022 12:55:38 +1100
              > Subject:
              > [WAMUG] Mac mini
              > Hello
              > I have a mac mini which I purchased many years ago I am now
              > to set
              > it up for ABC Iview but I have forgotten my password is there
              > to
              > overcome this problem.
              > Regards Bill
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