Author Topic: Can't get Wiimote to connect with either Widcomm or Windows 7  (Read 14443 times)

Offline MudRat02

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Hi all,

I've read through the various stickies and other threads in this forum but I still haven't been able to solve my connection issues.  The relevant setup details are as follows:

Windows 7 64 bit on my desktop, Windows Vista 32 bit on my laptop
Latest Widcomm drivers, Asus BT21 bluetooth dongle

This bluetooth device is on the list of compatible devices.  I have tried to connect it with the windows default bluetooth software to no avail:  the lights continue to flash on the wiimote, and with various programs the best I can get out of it is a rumble .ect, but no output data.  Apparently this device is only compatible with the widcomm drivers, and thanks to a poster on this forum, I was able to skip the pairing process and everything went ok - except it still doesn't output!  I've tried smoothboard too, same deal, and I get that error about checking whether a Wiimote is connected.

Does anyone know what I can do, or if not, should I just buy a new BT dongle that is compatible with the default windows 7 drivers?

Thanks in advance, I'm keen to do some wiimote gaming!



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Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 11:21:41 PM
Hi,

Removing HID devices found in Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager may solve your problem, as this issue is usually caused by conflicting devices.
If possible, please do post up a screenshot of the HID devices list for us to help you troubleshoot.

You may also want to try setting Smoothboard to connect to multiple Wiimotes.
This can be done under Smoothboard Settings->Wiimotes->Two Wiimotes.

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Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 01:35:14 AM
A bluetooth dongle using the MS stack would solve a lot of your problems. But if you can connect your wiimote via widcomm, there is a few things you can try first.

As Boon Jin suggested, remove all Bluetooth virtual & HID devices before u connect your wiimote. You should also pull out the batteries of the wiimotes and replace them, this would flush the memory of the wiimote. Then only connect the wiimote

Hope that helps.

hagoh



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Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 02:16:24 AM
Ok, thanks for the info.  I've tried some of these things already but I'll have another crack at it and see what I can do.  Otherwise, can anyone suggest a good Windows (preferably Windows 7) bluetooth driver friendly dongle?  Win 7 seems to have a really nice bluetooth setup standard, if I could use that by default it would be great.

Edit:  Tried the suggestions, and got the wiimote working!  You guys are absolute legends, I've been fiddling with this for months!  I'd still like a win 7-friendly bt for my other pc though.  Any suggestions?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 03:27:28 AM by MudRat02 »



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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 08:15:45 PM
Hi,

Glad to hear that it connects now. :)

The Mini Bluetooth USB adaptor should work for Windows 7 64-bit.

I would try it on my Windows 7 laptop again later to reconfirm.

Update: I have just tested the mini Bluetooth USB on my Dell laptop with Windows 7 64-bit and it works flawlessly with SmoothConnect. It is also able to connect 2 Wiimotes automatically.

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« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 09:45:38 AM by boonjin »

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Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 12:56:04 AM
Hi,

Glad to hear that it connects now. :)

The Mini Bluetooth USB adaptor should work for Windows 7 64-bit.

I would try it on my Windows 7 laptop again later to reconfirm.

Update: I have just tested the mini Bluetooth USB on my Dell laptop with Windows 7 64-bit and it works flawlessly with SmoothConnect. It is also able to connect 2 Wiimotes automatically.

Regards,
Boon Jin

Thanks for the help, Boon Jin.  I'm going to look into ordering that Bluetooth USB you suggested, sounds like the perfect one for my desktop whereas I'll use the old one I already have on my Win XP laptop.



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Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 06:38:33 PM
Sorry for the double post, but is it this mini bluetooth adapter (Belkin)?
 http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=398674

Just making sure, a couple of different models came up with 'mini bluetooth' when I searched.



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Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 09:48:26 PM
Hi,

I am not sure about that Belkin device as I have not tested it myself.

I would recommend the Mini Bluetooth adaptor that is sold by the sellers here instead.

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