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« on: September 28, 2013, 06:59:28 AM »

I have an HTPC running Windows 7 Pro and a USB Bluetooth dongle that came with the Toshiba Bluetooth stack (v 7.10.12).  For a couple weeks I had two Wii Motion Plus remotes working pretty much flawlessly with this setup.  They didn't connect automatically (I had to open Bluetooth Settings to connect them), but they always connected when connected manually.  So, I decided to grab two more remotes to bring my total to four.  Ever since I tried to add the two new remotes, I've had horrible trouble trying to get ANY of the four remotes to connect.

Now, none of the four remotes will connect reliably.  In fact, I have to make 10+ attempts just to add a single remote as a "New Connection".  I constantly get the error message "Registration failed".  Right before this happens, the lights stop blinking on the remote and Windows makes the sound of something being plugged into a USB port.  If I try enough times, eventually one of the remotes will establish a "New Connection", but then it doesn't stay connected.  The little green/yellow handshake icon stays up for a couple seconds, then disappears.

I've tried uninstalling the drivers and cleaning the registry.  That didn't have any impact.  I've tried connecting the remotes on a different PC (my gaming PC) and the same problem presented itself.  I've removed the batteries from 3 of the remotes to eliminate the possibility of any interference.  No change.  Nothing I've tried to do has helped to solve this problem, at all.  It seems like there's something in the Wii remotes, themselves, that is messed up.  But I don't know enough about Bluetooth and how these Wii remotes work to even begin to solve that mystery.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 08:40:10 AM »

I've found a solution to this problem here.
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Here's exactly what I did:
-On a different PC, running the standard Microsoft Bluetooth Stack, I ran WiiPair (downloaded from here). I ran it 3-4 times on each Wii Motion Plus. I don't know if running it more than once is actually necessary, but I did it anyway. I made sure that all 4 remotes showed up as HID devices in "Devices and Printers".

-Then I took the remotes to the other room where there HTPC running the Toshiba Bluetooth stack is located and connected them one at a time. They all connected on the first try and stayed connected.

I think these Wii Remotes must be storing something and pairing them up with a completely different device is one way to reset that information. That's the only thing I can come up with the explain this problem.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 09:03:45 PM »

Sorry to bug...

Do you perhaps have an older version of the Toshiba stack?
The ones from the Toshiba site all have a 30 day eval limitation.

I got it to work, but want to avoid re-installing drivers every month.

They no longer sell a paid version.

Thanking you in advance.

Marc
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 08:50:21 AM »

I think the best option is to purchase a bluetooth dongle that has a toshiba bluetooth stack compatible chipset.  I think most of the resellers in this forum carry one or more. 
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