Author Topic: Can't connect Wiimote in Win 7 x64 Acer laptop  (Read 7730 times)

Offline zachstauffer

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on: January 27, 2010, 04:24:23 PM
I'm at a loss for what the problem is. I've had it working twice, but only for like 30 seconds. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, tried the WiimoteConnect software (which says no wiimote found), and tried just about every tip on the forum. I had the Widcomm stack installed, but removed it when I read that the MS one would work better. And I know that my bluetooth works, because I use a bluetooth mouse with the same laptop. Also, the adapter is on-board. Please help me :D

Update: It is showing up in the bluetooth devices, and in the HID list in device manager. I'm pretty sure it connects, because the lights constantly blink after pairing.

Update 2: Got it to connect again, but it was only for a short time. Why does the connection keep slipping?

Thank you!
Zach
« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 05:44:05 PM by zachstauffer »



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Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 05:39:33 PM
I'm at a loss for what the problem is. I've had it working twice, but only for like 30 seconds. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, tried the WiimoteConnect software (which says no wiimote found), and tried just about every tip on the forum. I had the Widcomm stack installed, but removed it when I read that the MS one would work better. And I know that my bluetooth works, because I use a bluetooth mouse with the same laptop. Also, the adapter is on-board. Please help me :D

Update: It is showing up in the bluetooth devices, and in the HID list in device manager. I'm pretty sure it connects, because the lights constantly blink after pairing.


Thank you!
Zach

Hi,

You may have conflicting devices in your HID devices. If possible, please do post a screenshot of the HID list in Device Manager.

You should try connecting your Wiimote with Smoothboard. If the problem persist, you can set Smoothboard to connect to multiple Wiimotes. You can set this by going to Smoothboard Settings->Wiimotes, and select Two Wiimotes.

This may help to connect to your Wiimote.

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Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 05:49:01 PM
Here is the HID list in device manager. The other device is the mouse, which is disconnected at the time. When it is connected, it shows an addition entry in the list.



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Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 07:47:06 PM
Hi Zach,

Have you tried setting Smoothboard to connect to Multiple Wii Remotes?

I would also suggest you to remove and reinsert the Wii Remote batteries.

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Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 03:31:46 PM
Thank you so much Boon Jin! It will stay connected with smoothboard.

Now, maybe you could help me with the next step of my project...I'm trying to use my GH World Tour drum set as an electronic drum set. Or should I start a new topic in the projects board?



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Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 07:57:33 PM
Hi Zach,

Great to hear that.

Yeah, you should post it on a new topic in that sub-forum.

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