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on: June 30, 2008, 08:51:11 PM
I have been trying for days and hours and am having no luck. The software that came with the dongle says "your blue tooth device could not begin searching for devices" when I click to "add a blue tooth device" I have tried Bluesoliele with no luck AT ALL. I have tried Thex's software, I have tried changing the code that atom riot suggested with no luck. Can anyone tell me what my best move is at this point? I am feeling crazy not getting this to work. any help would be highly appreciated.
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Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 01:31:38 AM
PRUSER

Firstly
Check:
- USB port is direct to your motherboard and USB2.0
- The software is compatable with the dongle
- You have the latest version of the software
- Run a full windows update to SP3 (running all optional and recommended updates)

Secondly
Remove all loaded BT software & drivers (run a search in your Registry to check no residuals) then reload as per manufacturers instructions. Specifically the timming of when you put the dongle in the USB port during the setup process (some before, some after, some during setup process CHECK INSTRUCTIONS).

Thirdly
Connecting another common bluetooth device (keyboard/mouse/mobile phone/etc)

Diagnostic
Obvously if a wiimote connects you have just fixed your problem, enjoy the wiimoteproject!

Once checked all above and you can connect a more common BT device then you have confirmed that your BT Dongle and software is functioning. Then if, the wiimote won't connect you have a compatability problem between your specific BT and the wiimote, get a new dongle.

If 'Firstly' and 'Secondly' are performed and working and you are still unable to connect anything then you have a problem with the BT itself or the compatibility of the BT and your computer.

If you don't have a direct USB hub to your motherboard that is USB2.0 then you need to update your computer because it won't be compatabile with very much anymore, especially when USB3.0 is released in the next few months.

Goodluck and let me know how you go!  :D

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Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 02:41:38 PM
Ok, sorry for the multi posts on the same topic, I am REALLY wanting this, and am anxious please excuse me.
I verified that the USB is 2.0 and direct, the software for the dongle is updated. I tried to go to windows update for the sp3 but it will not work, it just searches and searches and sometimes will just come back to the first selection screen express or custom. I tried downloading sp3, but the copy was for office, and again I download but it will not finish installing, it stops and freezes midway through and I must go  through the whole process of going back to my previous setup (so time consuming) so I am currently downloading what I believe is the correct sp3 for home edition. Ill post and tell you how it has gone. I have had serious trouble getting this sp3, microsoft says ohh just use the automatic update sp3 will come, but hell no, only ie 7 comes and I dont even want it. trying not to be Frustrated..



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Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 07:36:01 PM
Pruser
To get updates, in IE:
1. Click 'Tools' menu
2. Click 'Internet Options'
3. Click 'Connections' Tab
4. Click 'Lan Settings'
Make sure
'Automatically detect settings' is CHECKED
'Use automatic configuration settings' is UNchecked

Perform the update at home away from any corporate intranets and filters. Let it run & run if it errors search the error string (usually a name like 80954F1235X or similar) in Windows help it will tell you what fixes you need to do.

Failing all this just remove BT drivers, reload as per instructions and try connecting a common BT device.

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Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 11:50:53 PM
I ended up just going and trading in the HP for a kensington. Now I have the wii controller on my bluetooth list, but it is not on the HID list so the apps do not startup. I see the controller and I click connect device, the bluetooth pairing screen comes up and asks me for a passcode. I tried 0000, i tried no code, I tried to press skip. any tips?
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Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 12:22:24 AM
1) Goto 'My Bluetooth Places
2) Click 'Bluetooth Setup Wizard'
3) Check 'I want to find a specific bluetooth Device ..."
4) Hold Buttons 1 & 2
5) Click 'Next'
6) It should find 'Nitendo RCL-CNT-01" select it
7) Click 'Next'
8) Click 'Skip Pairing'
9) Wait till it finds the service offered, Select it
10) Click 'Finish'
11) Your machine should locate hardware and add drivers (may take 1-2 minutes (keep holding 1 & 2).
12) Release 1 & 2, then run wiimote application

Let me know how you go.

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Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 12:33:50 PM
success man thanks! everything is working now.  Except my IR pen is not actually.  I tried connecting the battery straight to the bulb to see if it was my circuit, but I must have picked out the wrong bulb somehow. I got a whitish blue infared led ahh I need to research the pen making. In the mean time I lit a match just to see if the wimote would read it and it did, so I assume the pen will complete my setup. So if we can learn anything from my experience it is if you have XPhome edition
*you don't need blue soliel to connect it
*the HP BT500 was not working as well as the kensington
*follow Benpaddlejones advice in the connection process

Thanks again.
Pruser



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Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 03:26:33 PM
Pruser
Nice to hear!

http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes-updated-t834.0.html is a must read to ensure you select correct IR-Led, Power source and resistor. Plus will help you understand how this all works.

Also checkout http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/summary-of-ir-pens-interactive-whiteboards-that-work-t841.0.html you will see what people are using that works and when you get yours up and running please add to it.

I suggest the Vishay TSAL6400 direct to a 1.2v NIHM AAA battery with a SPDT Micro Switch. The most basic, productive and successful setup.

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