Author Topic: SOLVED - "No Wiimotes found in HID Device List" for Dell Laptop with Dell BT  (Read 17810 times)

Offline werelwolf

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Hey, I have the same issues with Matt.

I am currently running
  • Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop
  • Dell Wireless 355 Module with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Technology
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • Latest Device Drivers

I have found Uwe's Java Whiteboard program to work, it automatically pairs the Wiimote, it doesn't need to be paired previously.

When I pair my Wiimote, I am able to connect it by
  • Opening the Bluetooth Wizard in My Bluetooth Places
  • Selecting a device I want blah blah
  • Selecting the Nintendo RVL-CNT-01
  • Skipping the Password prompt
  • Finishing with the device selected as a HID service ( It's icon is that of a mouse and keyboard )

When pairing it that way, the four LEDs ( or however much battery power I currently have ) flash the entire time it's paired.

When it's paired with Uwe's program, they don't flash, the program instructs it to have the first player only light lighted.

My Issue

Is when I pair it on it's own, and try to use any other program, it tells me no HID found, even though in the My Bluetooth Places, the Nintendo wiimote is found, and with the two little green arrows pointing to each other signifying it's paired.

How can I get it to be recognised?!

I don't exactly see a Bluetooth HID device in my Device List, should I?  Neither are there any game controller profiles made, or keyboard or mice profiles set up for the wiimote.

I am currently installing and trying to run BlueSoleil again, but I can see my current bluetooth software works, I don't like BS, don't want to use it if I can avoid it.

Update:  I have installed BlueSoleil, and I could not get it to find the Wiimote.  When I tried to start Uwe's Java program, it gave me an error saying "Bluetooth failed to initialize.  There is probably a problem with your Bluetooth Stack or API."  Because of this, I am going to uninstall BlueSoliel and return to my previous settings.  I'll stay with this for a little while in case I get an expedient response from the boards here.

Update:  I just uninstalled BlueSoleil and got my settings back to as they were before.  Uwe's Java Application works, and I can pair it with my laptop thus putting the Wiimote in a state of it's LEDs flashing, but it's still not properly registering as a device in my Device Manager. 

When it's paired just normally through the Bluetooth Setup Wizard, it showed up as a Bluetooth Virtual HID Keyboard in my Device Manager under the Hunam Interface Device tree, with no change under the Bluetooth tree.  When it's paired via Uwe's program, there's no added, changed or removed profiles in my Device Manager.


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« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 05:59:41 AM by benpaddlejones »



Offline benpaddlejones

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You shouldn't need BS, the Dell stack (widdcomm, rebrand) should be fine. I know Undcon uses this successfully.

Try deleting the Bluetooth Virtual HID Keyboard from your deveice manager and start again.

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Hmmm, since the BT Virt. HID Keyboard only showewd up when the wiimote was paired, I paired it, and uninstalled it...

Now, whenever I try to pair my wiimote, it will pair for a moment, but then stops being paired.  It doesn't recreate the Bluetooth Virt HID Keyboard profile it had in the Device Manager and just doesn't pair now. ;.;

I tried updating the driver ( For my Bluetooth 355 ... device ) but it said I already had the latest version, so it must not have uninstalled it's capability to create the profile..

I'm not sure how to get it paired again though, how I would get that profile to recreate!

Hehe :)

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Try using this proceedure to connect: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-and-bluetooth-connectivity/success!-non-bluesolei-stack!/

Hold down buttons 1&2 through whole connection process until just before you execute the wiimote application.

The first time you may need to wait a few minutes for the 'new hardware' wizard to complete.

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I've already tried that, that's how I successfully connected the first time.  When I use that procedure, it 'pairs' with the Wiimote, there are those two green arrows pointing to each others in my My Bluetooth Places, and the LEDs on the bottom flash.  In that case, it had created the Virtual Keyboard HID profile in my Device Manager.

Now, since I had removed that profile, it attempts to pair, using that procedure that worked previously, but now it just doesn't.  It doesn't create tgat Virtual HID Keyboard listing in the Device Manager.

Hehe, I saw you post that link to a bunch of other people who had situations similar to mine, so I used it and it works, now, ahh well. :)  Any other suggestions?

~Werel Wolf



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Weird? The HID list creates its self based on the available devices, hence if I connect a BT mouse it will create more profiles?

Try going to Dell's site, find the driver updates for your laptop and reload the BT drivers and relivent applications.

Try connecting again then let me know how you go!

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Hey!  Actually, you're right.  I just right now started transferring some pics from my phone to my laptop like I usually do, and it started dinging me for new hardware, going through those profiles, lol.

Okay, and it pairs normally, like before! :)

OMG! Okay, the programs have suddenly found that they see the Wiimote!

Hey, I was wondering, will the wiimote still be usable as a Wiimote after this?  Or can it be screwed up and not work for the Wii anymore?



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Welcome to the Wiimote Project!

Benpaddlejones :)


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