Yes, I've tried SmoothConnect. It worked one time, and wouldn't work again. I've already disabled the Windows Update, but it didn't help. The Mac version of Smoothboard works fine. I was just trying the Windows version to see if it would see the Wiimote, since no other Windows programs are able to.As for using an external Bluetooth adapter, are there any particular ones that are known to work in Windows 7 64?
When I try to connect with SmoothConnect, it says 1 found 1 connected, and the LED lights up. But then when SmoothBoard starts, it says, "Error reading data from Wiimote...is it connected?"
It seems that the computer is able to send data to the Wiimote, it just can't receive any data back:I was playing around with WiimoteTest that is included with Wiimotelib, and as expected, it did not respond to any button presses on the Wiimote. However, the options to activate the rumble and LEDs worked. Very strange.
I finally got the dongle working by changing the driver from "CSR Bluetooth Device" to "Generic Bluetooth Adapter" in device manager. Now the Microsoft stack is installed and the Bluetooth icon is back.Unfortunately, it's acting the same way that the built in one does: Windows can see the Wiimote, but apps are unable to use it.
I'm running it in bootcamp.