How to Know the Bluetooth Security Code of a Wiimote

By Tammy Clevenger

Updated September 22, 2017

Nintendo's Wii Remote may be paired via Bluetooth to a PC, phone or other connecting device. However, the Bluetooth security code is somewhat of a mystery to users. On many Bluetooth devices, such as hands-free headsets, the default Bluetooth security code is some string of numbers like “12345.” On the Wii Remote, there is no Bluetooth security code. To set up the device, leave the security code field empty for pairing with the connecting device.

Start up the Bluetooth device that the Wii Remote will connect to.

Press the “1“ and “2“ buttons together on the Wii Remote. The LED lights on the Wii Remote will flash. This action puts the Wii Remote into the mode that enables it to be discovered by the connecting Bluetooth device. Continue to hold the buttons throughout the pairing procedure.

Search for the Wii Remote using the Bluetooth device on the connecting component. The Wii Remote will be identified by the connecting device as “Nintendo-RVT-CNT-01.”

Click the “Next” button. When you are prompted for a security code or PIN, click the “Skip” button and leave the field blank.

Click the “Keyboard/Mouse/HID Service” and click “OK.” The Wii Remote is now listed in the list of connected devices.