I was going to assign a Wii Remote project for my students to work on, but wanted to try it out before assigning. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise Ed on a PC with a USB Bluetooth device. The Bluetooth device is manufactured by Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. and does load its drivers properly into Win 7 (at least it looks like they're properly working according to the Bluetooth Settings Hardware tab). The window shows both a Generic Bluetooth Radio and a Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator working properly.
My problem occurs when I try to get Windows to discover the Wii Remote Bluetooth device. Prior to performing the discovery, I disconnect from my school's network by disabling the LAN port on the PC and disconnecting the WiFi connection. I then try to Add a Device which pops up a new window that displays any Bluetooth or WiFi available devices. I either press the 1 & 2 buttons simultaneously or press the red button inside the battery compartment to place the Wii Remote into discovery mode. In either case no new devices appear on the Add a Device window. I try this scenario over an over either by pushing the 1 & 2 buttons down well after the blue flashing stops on the Wii, or by pushing the red button in the battery compartment. Nothing seems to work. I'm at a loss on what to do next.
If anyone has suggestions on what I can try next, I would be very grateful.