How to Connect to a Wii With Bluetooth
By Robert Raphael
Updated September 22, 2017
Bluetooth is a connection protocol that allows two devices to connect wirelessly and transmit information between them. You can use Bluetooth to connect a computer to another device, like the gaming console Wii by Nintendo, to create more user options and abilities. The Bluetooth connection chip inside the Wii controller remote enables it to be hooked up to any PC just like you would a phone or other computer, with only a few additional steps.
Open the Bluetooth menu from the lower right-hand side of your screen by clicking twice on the icon on the toolbar. Choose the "Add" option in the Bluetooth window that opens up.
Make your Wii remote visible by holding down the buttons labeled "1" and "2" on the remote simultaneously until the lights below turn on.
Choose the selection for devices that are ready to be connected from the Bluetooth window and wait for it to find your remote.
Select the device called "Nintendo" followed by a series of numbers. This is your remote and its serial number.
Click on the "Next" button and choose the method of connection that says no passkey. You will need to click "Next" again and "Finish" once the remote is installed.
Select the "Nintendo" name from the Bluetooth window again and choose the "Properties" option. You will need to press the "1" and "2" buttons on the remote again.
Choose the option to install drivers from the Properties window and select "OK" to begin installation. A message on the toolbar will pop up to tell you when the Wii has been successfully connected.
For a more secure method of connection, follow the same steps but select Choose Passkey when you are in the pairing window of Bluetooth.
Do not turn off your computer until you have been notified that the drivers are installed or the Wii will not be connected to the computer.
Based in New Jersey, Robert Raphael has been writing health and technology articles since 1993. His work has appeared in “Natural Living” magazine and “Extreme PC” magazine. Raphael received the Jonathan Melman Literary Award in 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brandeis University.