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Wiimote Projects => Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard => Wiimote Smoothboard => Topic started by: lukasrum on November 13, 2009, 12:11:43 PM

Title: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: lukasrum on November 13, 2009, 12:11:43 PM
I cannot connect my wiimote via smoothconnect feature. Earlier I thought it could be caused by the trial version. Any ideas? I work on vista, 32, microsoft bluetooth drivers. I've tried Pentabulous and it connects smoothly. When starting smoothboard it says found 1 connected 0. I tried to uninstall HID keyboard as one person did in this forum but with no effects. I have to install it manually in order to use smoothboard.

Another problem I came across is that on screen keyboard doesn't work. When needed to be clicked the cursor stops and does not respond.
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: boonjin on November 13, 2009, 08:54:40 PM
I cannot connect my wiimote via smoothconnect feature. Earlier I thought it could be caused by the trial version. Any ideas? I work on vista, 32, microsoft bluetooth drivers. I've tried Pentabulous and it connects smoothly. When starting smoothboard it says found 1 connected 0. I tried to uninstall HID keyboard as one person did in this forum but with no effects. I have to install it manually in order to use smoothboard.

Another problem I came across is that on screen keyboard doesn't work. When needed to be clicked the cursor stops and does not respond.

Hi,

The Unregistered version has all the features available in the Registered version.

As you have mentioned that SmoothConnect manages to find the Wiimote, does the Bluetooth Address of the Wiimote is displayed in SmoothConnect?
And also, does the software tries to connect the Wiimote? The software should feedback with the status of "Connecting..". In the taskbar, the MS Bluetooth icon should also indicate a balloon that the operating system is installing the device.

If it does tries to connect but the device is not installed fully, you may need to press 1+2 button repetitively.

For On Screen Keyboard, due to Vista's UAC/Administration controls it will prevent the software for interacting with the desktop that requires Administration rights. To allow Smoothboard to interact as an Administrator, you will need to set the software to be run as an Administrator.

This can changed by going to Smoothboard's directory (Default is C:/Boon Jin/Smoothboard), and right click on the Smoothboard.exe file to access the Properties.

Next in Compatibility tab->Privilege Level, check the Run this program as an administrator option and click Apply.

You can then launch the software like usual. If you have set the UAC option, the operating system will ask for your consent to launch the software as an Administrator.

Hope this helps

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: hagoh88 on November 14, 2009, 12:53:08 AM
Hi

You should uninstall all Bluetooth HID/ virtual HID devices. Then launch Smoothboard. After smoothboard starts then press 1+2 button on your wiimote. Smoothconnect would then learn and connect the wiimote.

Hope that helps

hagoh
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: lukasrum on November 14, 2009, 10:21:24 AM
Hi Boon Jin,

The adress of the wiimote is displayed. It just keeps connecting even if I press 1+2 buttons. When those buttons are pressed, there is information in the taskbar that bluetooth peripheral device is being installed.

There is one thing that could be of importance here: I don't have an original MS bluetooth device incorporated into my laptop. When put into the laptop it begins to install MS drivers.
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: lukasrum on November 14, 2009, 10:22:22 AM
Hi

You should uninstall all Bluetooth HID/ virtual HID devices. Then launch Smoothboard. After smoothboard starts then press 1+2 button on your wiimote. Smoothconnect would then learn and connect the wiimote.

Hope that helps

hagoh

Hi
I tried that but with no effects.
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: hagoh88 on November 14, 2009, 07:27:34 PM
Hi

What error message do you get when smoothboard/smoothconnect runs. Did you set smoothboard to 1 wiimote? From earlier post you uninstalled the HID keyboard not the Bluetooth HID devices.
By the way what method did you use to  connect the wiimote manually. Did you disable your inbuilt bluetooth adapter if there is one?  Can you give a screenshot of your device manager after installing the wiimote. There should only be 1 Bluetooth HID/virtual HID device if you set for 1 wiimote.

hagoh
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: lukasrum on November 15, 2009, 08:59:15 AM
Hi

1. What error message do you get when smoothboard/smoothconnect runs.
2. Did you set smoothboard to 1 wiimote? From earlier post you uninstalled the HID keyboard not the Bluetooth HID devices.
3. By the way what method did you use to  connect the wiimote manually.
4. Did you disable your inbuilt bluetooth adapter if there is one? 
5. Can you give a screenshot of your device manager after installing the wiimote.
6. There should only be 1 Bluetooth HID/virtual HID device if you set for 1 wiimote.

hagoh

Hi hagoh,
1. The smoothboard won't open, just keeps connecting repetitively. Only after I open the programme by clicking "open whiteboard" (I have a Polish version) it says it something like "it couldn't find a HID device on the list". (I hope that's a thorough translation)
2. I have 1 wiimote. I uninstalled all HID devices I could find in the device manager. What else and where can I find other or bluetooth devices?
3. To connect I clicked the bluetooth icon in the taskbar and followed the on-screen instructions pressing 1+2 buttons.
4. I don't have an inbuilt bluetooth device.
5. I could give you a screenshot but it's in Polish. I don't suppose you would understand it. 
6. The smoothboard shows one wiimote in the opening programme window (and one address).
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: boonjin on November 15, 2009, 05:53:18 PM
Hi

1. What error message do you get when smoothboard/smoothconnect runs.
2. Did you set smoothboard to 1 wiimote? From earlier post you uninstalled the HID keyboard not the Bluetooth HID devices.
3. By the way what method did you use to  connect the wiimote manually.
4. Did you disable your inbuilt bluetooth adapter if there is one? 
5. Can you give a screenshot of your device manager after installing the wiimote.
6. There should only be 1 Bluetooth HID/virtual HID device if you set for 1 wiimote.

hagoh

Hi hagoh,
1. The smoothboard won't open, just keeps connecting repetitively. Only after I open the programme by clicking "open whiteboard" (I have a Polish version) it says it something like "it couldn't find a HID device on the list". (I hope that's a thorough translation)
2. I have 1 wiimote. I uninstalled all HID devices I could find in the device manager. What else and where can I find other or bluetooth devices?
3. To connect I clicked the bluetooth icon in the taskbar and followed the on-screen instructions pressing 1+2 buttons.
4. I don't have an inbuilt bluetooth device.
5. I could give you a screenshot but it's in Polish. I don't suppose you would understand it. 
6. The smoothboard shows one wiimote in the opening programme window (and one address).

Hi,

Maybe you can just try to post the screenshot of the device manager. We will try to take a look at it even though it is in Polish.

When you are using SmoothConnect and you press the 1+2 buttons together (not via manually adding in the Bluetooth devices), you have mentioned that on the taskbar the Operating System is installing the device. Does it says that the device is successfully connected/installed?

When you connect the Wiimote manually via your BLuetooth devices, does Smoothboard able to detect the Wiimote?

Another possible solution is to set Smoothboard to try to connect to multiple Wiimotes. This can be done by setting the software under Settings->Wiimote->Multiple Wiimotes->Two Wiimotes and restart the software.

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: eggtart on April 13, 2010, 08:07:59 AM
I recently purchased Smoothboard and am experiencing the same problem.

SmoothConnect is able to locate the Wii Remote - Found : 1, Connected : 0 - but it just refuses to go further and launch SmoothBoard.  I have to press button "1" and "2" together on the remote so that the computer can install the device and launch the app.  But after rebooting the PC, I have to do the same thing over again.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: boonjin on April 13, 2010, 08:47:13 AM
I recently purchased Smoothboard and am experiencing the same problem.

SmoothConnect is able to locate the Wii Remote - Found : 1, Connected : 0 - but it just refuses to go further and launch SmoothBoard.  I have to press button "1" and "2" together on the remote so that the computer can install the device and launch the app.  But after rebooting the PC, I have to do the same thing over again.

You help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Hi,

Each time you would like to connect the Wiimote, you will need to press the 1 and 2 buttons together repetitively. SmoothConnect will help you to automatically connect the Wiimote when you have pressed the 1 and 2 buttons.

Does Smoothboard able to work with your Wiimote after it launches automatically?

If you need further help, you can always contact us via email at admin at smoothboard.net.

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: eggtart on April 13, 2010, 09:19:38 AM
Oh I see.  I thought that only has to be done once.

Yes, the remote works perfectly once connected.

Thanks!
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: eggtart on April 13, 2010, 12:45:09 PM
Btw, is there a way to initiate the connection without pressing the "1" and "2" buttons?  Cos once we have ceiling mounted the remote, it would be kind of hard to push those buttons.  And we don't want to bump it out of position accidentally.

Thanks!
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: boonjin on April 13, 2010, 07:01:07 PM
Btw, is there a way to initiate the connection without pressing the "1" and "2" buttons?  Cos once we have ceiling mounted the remote, it would be kind of hard to push those buttons.  And we don't want to bump it out of position accidentally.

Thanks!

Hi,

You can get a separate power supply for the Wiimote and a remote sync device. This will allow you to power up the Wiimote via a power supply and also easily sync by just pressing a button remotely.

These are sold by most of our Smoothboard resellers such as

You can take a look at all our resellers at
http://www.smoothboard.net/resellers

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: jasoman on April 15, 2010, 10:57:08 AM
hi Boon Jin
i have a question
what do u mean while saying;

 "SmoothConnect - Automated connection to Wiimotes that requires no learning curve."

i couldnt understand "no learning curves" part ?
can u tell me ? :)

Thanks..
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: boonjin on April 15, 2010, 06:44:31 PM
hi Boon Jin
i have a question
what do u mean while saying;

 "SmoothConnect - Automated connection to Wiimotes that requires no learning curve."

i couldnt understand "no learning curves" part ?
can u tell me ? :)

Thanks..

Hi,

Previously before SmoothConnect is available, you will need to connect manually via your Bluetooth stack or using third party components. This is a complicated process and a lot of new users see this as a big hurdle in actual usage in a classroom or a presentation.

Furthermore, even if you are familiar with the connection process, it may take several minutes just to get a Wiimote connected.

This has changed for the current Smoothboard users where all you need to do is press the 1+2 buttons or use a remote sync device to connect your Wiimote(s). This allows users who have no prior experience in connecting the Wiimote to get started in several seconds.

You can take a look on the number of steps required to connect each of the Wiimotes for various Bluetooth stacks.
http://boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Connect_the_Wiimote (http://boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Connect_the_Wiimote)

In short, SmoothConnect does reduced the amount of time and learning required just to connect your Wiimotes. :)

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: jasoman on April 16, 2010, 11:52:11 AM
Boonjin,
thanks for your reply
i have checked that link before, and i checked again.

but i usually have problems while connecting wiimote via bluetooth

as i know smoothconnect uses microsoft bluetooth stack while connecting wiimote

suppose that i installed bluesoleil 6.4.xxx or 6.5.xxx at my pc
and when i check bluettoth's driver info it is written "IVT Corporation" not Microsoft ...

will smoothconnect still be succesful while connecting wiimote ?

or do i have to uninstall bluesoleil to connect by smoothconnect ?
Title: Re: smootboard won't see my wiimote
Post by: boonjin on April 16, 2010, 08:43:57 PM
Boonjin,
thanks for your reply
i have checked that link before, and i checked again.

but i usually have problems while connecting wiimote via bluetooth

as i know smoothconnect uses microsoft bluetooth stack while connecting wiimote

suppose that i installed bluesoleil 6.4.xxx or 6.5.xxx at my pc
and when i check bluettoth's driver info it is written "IVT Corporation" not Microsoft ...

will smoothconnect still be succesful while connecting wiimote ?

or do i have to uninstall bluesoleil to connect by smoothconnect ?

Hi,

Smoothboard will still be able to use your Wiimote if you are using other Bluetooth stacks such as Bluesoleil. However, you will  need to manually connect the Wiimote first using your Bluetooth stack such as described in the link earlier.

For your case, you have installed Bluesoliel and thus SmoothConnect will not appear and you will need to connect the Wiimote via Bluesoleil before launching Smoothboard.

If you would like to use SmoothConnect, you can try to uninstall Bluesoleil and use the Microsoft Bluetooth drivers.

Regards,
Boon Jin