Wii Remote Input Lag/Connection Problem

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Tyzoe98, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Tyzoe98

    Tyzoe98 Newbie

    Feb 5, 2016
    United States
    I turned on my wii this morning and I immediately noticed that something was wrong. The wii remote didn't connect the first time I pressed A when turning on the system. After another A press, the remote connected. The screen still said press A to continue. I pressed A again. After a few seconds the wii responded and brought me to the wii menu.

    The wii remote seemed to be fine for about 10 seconds then suddenly the on screen cursor started lagging behind or would sometimes disappear completely. Pressing buttons often would not respond or have input lag. I have no idea what is causing this.

    Failed Attempts to solve the problem:
    • Adjusting Wii sensor bar position and sensitivity
    • Closing curtains to avoid stray sun rays from interfering with sensor bar
    • Turning off nearby bluetooth devices
    • Using/Not Using Wii Motion Plus
    • Using A different Wii Remote
    • Using A fresh set of batteries
    • Resyncing the Wii Remote
    • Unplugging the sensor bar, waiting a few minutes, then plugging it back in
    • Unplugging the Wii, waiting a few minutes, then plugging it back in
    If anyone has had this problem and/or knows the solution, please respond

    Note: I've looked this up before and people are saying that using an HDTV with Composite Cables will fix any lag but, I don't see how using different cables will help the Wii Remote respond. Besides the HDTV I have now I've used with the Wii before and had NO LAG. I don't know why it's lagging/not responding now.

    Other Notes:

    • I know that candles can also interfere with the sensor bar but I have no candles lit.
    • The wii remotes were working perfectly fine yesterday

    • Above is a video of me recording the lag on the wii from my phone. The footage is cut only once after the FIRST time I select Lucas. The second time Lucas is deselected I did not press anything
  2. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 8, 2012
    United States
    It's possible that there's a good amount of 2.4 GHz interference in your area. I had an issue a while back where my Wii U Pro Controller had the same sort of lag problem (pressing a button didn't do anything for a second or two). It turns out that this was happening at the same time I was rsync'ing a lot of data on a 2.4 GHz 802.11g network.

    If you're using a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network, you might want to try changing the channel number. (use 1, 6, 11 - if you're using one of these, try a different one)
    GreyWolf likes this.
  3. Tyzoe98

    Tyzoe98 Newbie

    Feb 5, 2016
    United States
    I don't know what to say. The problem just fixed itself the next day.
  4. JacksonS

    JacksonS GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 13, 2016
    United States
    That's what tends to happen with problems caused by interference. They're dependent on your surroundings.
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