Wii Remote Plus (Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR) connection issue


The new Wii Remote Plus (with Wii MotionPlus inside) which has been in the market since a few months ago is incompatible with Smoothboard or other Wiimote applications. Earlier Wii Remote Plus models or the original Wii Remotes do not have this issue.

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How to check

via Connecting to Operating System

via Wiimote Hardware (from WiiHacks forum)

Solution for Mac

Download the updated version of Smoothboard for Mac (Version 1.0 1009) from: http://www.smoothboard.org/files/download/mac/Smoothboard_for_Mac_1009.dmg

The original Wii Remote or the new Wii Remote Plus should work in this update.

Solution for Windows

  1. Use original Wii Remotes or older Wii Remote Plus
  2. For the Nintento RVL-CNT-01-TR, the solution is to use the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack with a special compilation of the Smoothboard software. Both the original Wiimote and the new Wii Remote Plus works with this combination.
  1. Download Smoothboard 2 - Wii Remote Plus from http://www.smoothboard.net/files/download/beta/Smoothboard2-WiiRemotePlus_Setup.exe or
  2. Download Smoothboard Air with Duo (Supports 2 IR Pens) from

Installing Toshiba Bluetooth Stack

Download the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack 8.0 from

If a Toshiba Bluetooth Adapter or the Mini USB Adapter is used, you may refer to the instructions below. Otherwise, refer to this link: http://forums.dolphin-emulator.com/showthread.php?tid=19948&page=22

Note: The Toshiba Bluetooth Stack when used on unsupported adapters, has a 30 days evaluation period. Uninstalling and reinstalling the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack should restart the evaluation period.

You may purchase a Bluetooth Adapter that supports the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack from


Uninstall existing Bluetooth Stack

Install Toshiba Bluetooth Stack

Connecting Wii Remote with Toshiba Stack

Click on New Connection

Select Express Mode

Press Red Sync button in Wii Remote’s battery compartment and click on Next

Note: Pressing the 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously may not work

Select Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR and click on Next

Once connected, the device’s icon will be coloured green as above

Then, the special compilation of Smoothboard may be launched and the Wii Remote’s first Blue LED will be lighted.

To reconnect the Wii Remote, right click on the device name and click on Connect

Press the Red Sync button in the Wii Remote’s battery compartment and click on OK

Note: Pressing the 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously may not work