Wii keyboard (wired/wireless) discussion thread

tausifs

Well-known Member
i have plugged a philips wired keyboard into a usb socket on my wii and it doesn't work. is there a setting to be used ?

i updated the software (3.1E) about 6 mnths ago, back then it was understood that this enabled keyboards. any suggestions ?
 

G a f f e r

Well-known Member
There is a Keyboard Compatibilty list here:

http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Wii_KeyBoard_Compatibility

...but this is not official and isn't really complete (I use a Cherry Industrial one and it works fine).

The newest firmware is 3.2E. Try updating to that and seeing if it works.
 

tausifs

Well-known Member
There is a Keyboard Compatibilty list here:

http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Wii_KeyBoard_Compatibility

...but this is not official and isn't really complete (I use a Cherry Industrial one and it works fine).

The newest firmware is 3.2E. Try updating to that and seeing if it works.
Yes, I tried updating the fw and it still doesn't work.

How do the wireless keyboards work with the Wii ? Do they come with a dongle ?

I think a wireless one would be better as you still have to use the Wii remote and that only seems to work from further back.
 

Moogle

Novice Member
You can't use wireless keyboards with the Wii. The only ones that will work are standard wired USB ones and even then not all of them seem to work.
 

tausifs

Well-known Member
You can't use wireless keyboards with the Wii. The only ones that will work are standard wired USB ones and even then not all of them seem to work.
I know someone who has confirmed they are using a wireless keyboard.
 

Moogle

Novice Member
Is this true ? The link above includes wireless keyboards.
Hmm... well I haven't had a look at that link before. I may be mistaken although I've not heard of anyone mention that they have used a wireless keyboard and/or mouse. If that list is correct then I am obviously mistaken. I guess it all comes down to a driver issue and which keyboards wireless or wired are compatible with what ever standard USB driver the Wii uses.
 

JohnOrion

Novice Member
I guess Logitech DiNovo Mini would be, in many ways, the ultimate keyboard for consoles like Wii, but I guess it's only optimized to work with PS3. Anyway, I'd love to hear if anyone has tryed out DiNovo Mini with Wii.
 

G a f f e r

Well-known Member
I couldn't find anything "official" from nintendo btw.....only some info on the firmware update that allowed it stating that USB keyboards should now work.

Nintendo assumes that ALL wired ones will work so I don't think it has a maintained list anywhere :(.





P.S. Rather than have multiple threads about such a specific topic, this will be the main "all keyboard discussion" thread, so i'll merge your other one into this.
 

@ndr3w

Active Member
Does anyone know if Nintendo intend to release a wireless keyboard for the Wii? I would like to see one with an incorperated pad/track ball as I find using the wand a bit difficult on the internet channel.
 

MarkDenby

Standard Member
I tried a rather eldery LogicTech wireless keyboard on my Wii and it seems to work fine...

Only problem is that when I hit return it doesn't take that as a click on the OK button, but I'm not sure if an official Wii approved Keyboard would do that anyway..

Mark
 

triobot

Novice Member
Does anyone know if Nintendo intend to release a wireless keyboard for the Wii? I would like to see one with an incorperated pad/track ball as I find using the wand a bit difficult on the internet channel.
tbh i don't see them doing this cos its a waste of time. They should be focusing on their 1st party games imho....

we'll see.... most unlikely though....


note to people of this thread: use a computer to browse the web :S
 

G a f f e r

Well-known Member
That link I posted above no longer works :( so I will try to maintain an up-to-date list of Wireless Keyboards here:



Mice: Apparently DO NOT work.

Wired KB: They ALL should work. All wired ones should adhere to a basic common standard and that driver will be present in the Wii (AFAIK all wired solutions work for the common keys (like QWERTY...., Shift, Backspace etc).....some of the more "esoteric" / "specialist" keys (like "open mail", "next track" etc) may not though)

Wireless KB: Here is a full list of wireless wii keyboards that we know are compatible with the Wii (I think all of these come with their own BT dongles).

Avent ADE-AD2
AGK 100-50
Gyration GP9110
INNOVERA Wireless Keyboard
Logic 3 Keyboard for Game Pad (Wii)
Logitech EX110 Wireless Desktop
Logitech LX 710 Wireless Desktop
Logitech MX 3200 Laser
Logitech Cordless Desktop S510
Logitech Cordless MediaBoard For PS3 (& pro)
Logitech Cordless Wii Keyboard
Logitech Di Novo Mini
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 6000 v2.0
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000
PC Line PCL-K350










Here are some Keyboard/Wiimote Shortcuts:

Media Keys do nothing
F4: show/hide words help filling
Backspace: Previous page.
Alt + Backspace: Select "Quit" in the Wii virtual keyboard screen/Return
Alt + Enter: Select "OK" in the Wii keyboard screen/Accept/Enter
Alt + Escape: Return
Alt + Spacebar: 2 spaces
Ctrl + Spacebar: 2 spaces
Ctrl + Alt + E: Euro sign "€" (not shown on old keyboards)
Ctrl + Left arrow: Previous page.
Ctrl + Right arrow: Next page.
Up Arrow: Scroll page up.
Down Arrow: Scroll page down.
Left Arrow: Scroll page left.
Right Arrow: Scroll page right.
+ Sign: Zoom in (also num pad).
- Sign: Zoom out (also num pad.
 

BarneyL

Standard Member
You can't use wireless keyboards with the Wii. The only ones that will work are standard wired USB ones and even then not all of them seem to work.
I have a microsoft wireless keyboard that works perectly.
It uses a usby dongle that I guess picks up the signal and then acts as though it were a wired keyboard. It's actually a combined mouse/keyboard set although the mouse doesn't work with the wii obviously.
 

tvbox

Distinguished Member
Even my cheap lidl silvercrest keyboard works. However, i want to use the reciever with BOTH my wii and laptop which are about 1m apart. Can you get a USB sharing thingy? I dont want to keep unplugging again and again...

(oh sorry for the bumping, i spotted this thread in the sticky and thats what the sticky's there for!!!)
 

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