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Offline NorthMN

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Hello,  Trying to roll this out at our school.  NONE of the nintendo wii remotes will connect to any of our imacs (10.6.7) or macbooks (10.6.4 - 10.6.7) automatically with smoothboard.  When I set up a new room I have to do the following on a fresh computer/wiimote.   Install and run darwin remote.  It will find the wiimote right away (under 6 seconds) on EVERY mac and then I close darwin remote.  Only then can I open up smoothboard and it will find the wiimote and its mac address and from that point on will always pair up fine to that system. 

Its almost like darwin remote is being used as a bootstrapping program to get the mac address of the wiimote into the system and from there on, it works.  This is fine for rooms where the teachers system and wiimote will always be the same, but for public rooms, not being able to just press 1 and 2 and have it find it puts a kink in things.  Why would darwin remote work 100% of the time to find a wiimote and smoothboard fail 100% of the time to find the wiimote unless darwin remote was ran first on that system?

Thanks,
Dan.



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Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 07:15:33 PM
Hello,  Trying to roll this out at our school.  NONE of the nintendo wii remotes will connect to any of our imacs (10.6.7) or macbooks (10.6.4 - 10.6.7) automatically with smoothboard.  When I set up a new room I have to do the following on a fresh computer/wiimote.   Install and run darwin remote.  It will find the wiimote right away (under 6 seconds) on EVERY mac and then I close darwin remote.  Only then can I open up smoothboard and it will find the wiimote and its mac address and from that point on will always pair up fine to that system. 

Its almost like darwin remote is being used as a bootstrapping program to get the mac address of the wiimote into the system and from there on, it works.  This is fine for rooms where the teachers system and wiimote will always be the same, but for public rooms, not being able to just press 1 and 2 and have it find it puts a kink in things.  Why would darwin remote work 100% of the time to find a wiimote and smoothboard fail 100% of the time to find the wiimote unless darwin remote was ran first on that system?

Thanks,
Dan.

Hi Dan,

I have emailed directly to you the reply.

Regards,
Boon Jin

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