How to connect your WiiMote using Windows XP

This weekend I received a couple of emails asking me whether it was possible to use the WiiMote in combination with MS Windows… Yes it is possible 🙂 and in this article I’ll try to explain how you could connect your Wii Remote in Windows XP.

Prerequisites (what you need to get it working):

  • Hardware
    • Computer
    • Bluetooth adapter (an adapter for using an open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances).
    • Wii Remote (also known as a wiimote, the primary controller for Nintendo’s Wii console)

Here is a step by step explanation:

Double click on the Bluetooth icon in the lower right corner of your screen (an other place where you can find the bluetooth software is in the Control Panel). The icon should look like this

You can add a new connection by pressing the new connection button (if your pop-up windows doesn’t look like the picture below you’re probably using a different bluetooth stack. You might wanna check here ).

Press 1+2 on the WiiMote then select the fast modus and press Next.

After several seconds Windows XP should find the WiiMote, press Next to make the connection.

If all went well you’ll see you have a connected WiiMote

You can disconnect your WiiMote by either pressing the red button on your WiiMote or by right clicking your WiiMote-icon and select disconnect.

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