Author Topic: Wiimote won't connect HP Laptop Vista  (Read 8570 times)

Offline mouse

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on: December 10, 2009, 02:04:59 PM
Hi guys, I'm new to this. I'm a teacher and really want to get the whiteboard up and running. My wii won't connect to my HP laptop. I'm running Vista. The lights just blink when I try to connect through the control panel bluetooth window. Is there some known probs with the bt stack? I've been all over the web and find myself going in circles now with no progress. Any help appreciated. Tks.
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Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 05:47:41 PM
Hi Mouse,

It would be great if you provided more information about your setup such as your Bluetooth stack and software used?

Although the Wiimote is connected, the lights will still continue to blink indefinitely until a software controls the Wiimote's LED. For example, if you connect the Wiimote via SmoothConnect successfully, the Wiimote will continue to blink until Smoothboard is loaded. Smoothboard will then assign the LEDs depending which Wiimote is the primary and secondary Wiimote.

If you are running the HP Bluetooth stack, have you tried to use the MS Bluetooth stack instead?
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00711848


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Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 07:02:13 PM
Thanks for the reply Boon. My machine is about 2yrs old and its a compaq presario A900. Maybe I better take a step back here and ask a very basic question. how do i know if my machine even has bluetooth? there is an icon for it in the control panel but no sign of bt in the devices or the system tray. i just assumed that because it is wi fi that it was blue tooth. but this is obvioulsly not so.



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Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 01:45:49 AM
Thanks for the reply Boon. My machine is about 2yrs old and its a compaq presario A900. Maybe I better take a step back here and ask a very basic question. how do i know if my machine even has bluetooth? there is an icon for it in the control panel but no sign of bt in the devices or the system tray. i just assumed that because it is wi fi that it was blue tooth. but this is obvioulsly not so.

Hi,

This guide written by Ben should help you check this
http://boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=How_do_I_know_my_computer_is_Bluetooth_enabled%3F

If you purchase a Bluetooth adaptor, you should try to choose one which uses the MS Bluetooth Stack.

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Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 07:05:22 AM
Hi,

I'm going to grab one today at future shop, staples or best buy. My options are;

Belkin Mini Bluetooth Adapter (F8T016TT)
Rocketfish Micro Bluetooth Dongle (RF-MRBTAD)
D-Link DBT-122 Wireless Bluetooth 1.2 USB Adapter
IOGEAR Bluetooth USB Micro Adapter

Any advice? Tks.