How to Connect the Wii Sensor Bar to a Computer

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How to Connect the Wii Sensor Bar to a Computer
Use Wiimotes on your PC with the Wii sensor bar. (pc monitor image by Jorge Casais from

The Nintendo Wii, unlike the other video game consoles of its generation, is distinctive for its unparalleled interactivity. The console's wireless "Wiimotes" serve as controllers, with the Wii's sensor bar serving as a receiving point for the Wiimote's signal. The Wii's sensor bar generally sits on top of a television. Therefore, if you wish to play the Wii on your PC's monitor, you will need to attach the sensor bar to the top of your PC monitor.

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Things you need

  • Clear tape
  • Wii-to-VGA adaptor cable

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  1. 1

    Cut two pieces of tape and tape the pieces to themselves, creating two circles of tape.

  2. 2

    Stick the two circles of tape to your PC monitor, about 6 inches apart.

  3. 3

    Place the Wii sensor bar on top of the tape, sticking it to the top of the PC monitor.

  4. 4

    Connect the sensor bar's wire to the port in the back of the Wii.

  5. 5

    Connect the Wii end of the Wii-to-VGA cable to the port in back of the Wii.

  6. 6

    Connect the VGA end of the Wii-to-VGA cable to the VGA port on the computer monitor.

  7. 7

    Turn the Wii and computer monitor on to test the Wiimote's activity on the computer monitor.

Tips and warnings

  • Wii-to-VGA cables come with audio RCA output jacks for plugging into an audio source. This allows you to listen to the Wii's audio on any kind of speakers that accept an RCA signal.

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