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Offline chappie

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on: August 15, 2008, 06:10:47 PM
Hi,

can someone recommend a bluetooth device that is compatible w/ both Win XP and the Wii remote?  preferrably reasonably priced.

I'm going to attempt the wii whiteboard so if there's any other advice/tips, pls feel free to include.

thanks.
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Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 08:10:56 PM


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Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 02:48:55 PM
I purchased the bluetooth dongle Abe UB22S from Lego for Win XP.  It did not detect the WiiRemote. Is there some other configuring I need to do to get it to detect?



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Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 06:29:57 PM
Chappie
Which stack are you using widdcomm or bluesoleil?

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Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 07:16:21 PM
i'm not sure which stack is being used, if any?

i did not install anything, just plugged in usb bluetooth device, win xp auto detected it, put batteries in wii remote, that's it.  tried to run software but said device not detected.

do i need to install a stack?

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Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 07:50:21 PM
chappie
I assume it must have loaded Windows Bluetooth Stack (I don't know a lot about that one), search www.windows.com I know there is a knowledgebase about it that has detailed instruction on how to load, worth checking to see you did everything correctly.

I suggest you try Thex's Wiimoteconnect http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-and-bluetooth-connectivity/wiimoteconnect-(searching-beta-testers)-update(0-5)!!-please-test-it/ it is designed for Windows Bluetooth (very good app I'm told).

If it still doesn’t work PM thex, he knows a lot more about Windows Bluetooth.

Failing that, follow either purchase Bluesoleil (http://www.bluesoleil.com (it has a tool to check your device is compatible). Or follow: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-and-bluetooth-connectivity/finally-a-fix-for-bluesoleil-usb-bluetooth-stop-bluesoleil-crashing-your-comp!/ to load Widdcomm and use http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-and-bluetooth-connectivity/success!-non-bluesolei-stack!/ as your connection process.

Let me know how you go.

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p.s. This question would have been better served is posted to the "Bluetooth & Connectivity" thread.


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Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 10:46:31 PM
I found that the Trendnet model tbw-1040ub works with vista.  Don't install the driver from the disk; it won't work with the wiimote.  Instead just plug the bluetooth in and let vista find the driver.  I do have to find my wiimote every time I start up the wiimote softwear.  Otherwise it works great.