How to connect the Wiimote to your Computer

The following Guide shows you how to pair up your Wiimote with the Microsoft Bluetooth Stack.

If your computer has an internal bluetooth adapter you are ready to connect your Wiimote, if not you have to use a external bluetooth dongle.

In the Windows taskbar right click at the bluetooth symbol bluetooth logo and click on "Add a device". Press the 1+2 buttons on your Wiimote simultaneously and you will see the LEDs on the Wiimote blinking the whole time.

When the Wiimote is recognized, it's name will be Nintendo RVL-CNT-01. When that shows up on the screen click on "Next".

Select Device Nintendo RVL-CNT-01

Click on "Pair without using a code" and wait a few seconds.

Pair Wiimote without using a code
Connecting with Wiimote

After the Configuration has finished you are ready to use the Wiimote in Dolphin.

Wiimote has been successfully added to computer

Open Dolphin and click on the "Wiimote" button. Make sure that the Input Source is set to "Real Wiimote". The Wiimote should vibrate after clicking "OK".

Wii Remote Plugin Configuration

It may be the case that your Wiimote won't be connected properly the first time. In that case right click at the bluetooth symbol and click on "Show Bluetooth Devices". If the Wiimote is connected you will see this:

Bluetooth Devices, Wiimote connected

If the Wiimote is not connected you won't see anything. If your Wiimote is listed but Dolphin doesn't recognize it, right click on the device "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01" and click on "Remove device". Make sure Dolphin is closed and then try to connect the Wiimote again.

Note: You will have to reconnect the Wiimote each time you restart your computer.

Pair up your Wiimote automatically

There is an alternative, more elegant way to connect your Wiimote to your computer. In the "Wiimote" menu you will see a button called "Pair Up Real Wiimotes". To pair up your Wiimote simply press the buttons 1 and 2 on your Wiimote and then click on "Pair Up Real Wiimotes". Wait a few seconds and the Wiimote should be connected. If not restart Dolphin and try it again. After the Wiimote is connected click on "Refresh Real Wiimotes".

You can pair up two or more Wiimotes at the same time by alternately clicking "Pair Up Real Wiimotes" and "Refresh Real Wiimotes".