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Wii U Pro Wireless Controller - Connecting to a PS4

Using a USB Hub (Full Crossover Support)

Using a USB Hub (Full Crossover Support)
IMPORTANT
The first important step is to unpair your DualShock 4 controller from the PS4 console as this will solve any disconnecting issues. Click Here for a detailed guide on how to do that.

This guide also has a couple of important steps to follow if you have a PS4 Pro console and a DS4v2 (CUH-ZCT2U) controller (which is used for authorization).


 
1
Set Output Protocol
 
 
Follow the instructions here to correctly connect your CronusMAX PLUS to a PC via the PC PROG port using the supplied Mini-USB Cable.
 
Load Cronus PRO and go to Tools > Options > Device
 
 
Set the Output Protocol to AUTOMATIC. (IMPORTANT - If not set to AUTOMATIC then the controller will disconnect every 10 minutes).
 
These are also the recommended default Speed Up Settings for Wii U Pro Wireless Controllers. If you have lag or dropped connection issues, try disabling DS4 Boost.
 
2
Enable Wiimote Bluetooth Searching
 
Check the box to the Left of 'Enable DualShock 4/Wiimote Bluetooth searching'.
 
 
The recommended Speed Up Settings when using a Wii U Pro Controller with a Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter are as above - you can choose to tweak with them if you have any issues. If you have a slower Bluetooth adapter or experience any issues with rumble then you should try different 'Rumble Over Bluetooth' speed settings. You have the alternative options of Flow Control+, Flow Control and Disabled.
 
3
Check Partial PS4 Crossover Support is Disabled
 
Select the CMax Plus Tab and make sure the box to the left of 'Enable PS4 partial crossover support (auto reconnect every 10 min)' is NOT checked.
 
 
We also recommend you select the 'Mimic Controller Player LEDs' option if you have CronusMAX PLUS v3 device. This is especially useful if you plan on using our GamePacks.
 
You can now close the Options window and disconnect your CronusMAX PLUS from your PC.
 
4
Prepare the USB HUB
 
Using a Compatible USB Hub (USB 2.0 or lower is recommended) connect the controllers as follows:
 
 
If you do not know the USB hub port numbers, click here for a guide on how to discover the port assignments.
 
TIP
Some USB Hubs prefer the Cross Over controller to be on Port 3, just make sure that when you power cycle the console that the CronusMAX PLUS completely shuts down (No LED) and doesn't sit in standby mode (Spinning Animation LED), otherwise on reboot the authorization won't work correctly. Note: To correctly shut down the console, usb hub and CronusMAX PLUS, power cycles must be done from the console, not the controller.

 
5
Connect the USB HUB to the CronusMAX PLUS
 
 
 
Now that your controllers are connected to the appropriate ports on the USB Hub, connect your USB Hub into the Input Port of the CronusMAX PLUS.
 
6
Connect the CronusMAX PLUS to your PlayStation 4
 
 
Connect the CronusMAX PLUS into one of your PlayStation 4 USB ports via it's Output Port.
 
 
  
The CronusMAX PLUS LED Display will now show the Authentication 'AU' Animation.
 
  
If you get this error code you have not updated to the latest firmware (at least v1.21). You must do that before you proceed.
 
7
Sync your Wii U Pro Controller with the CronusMAX PLUS
 
 
Press the Sync button on the back of your Wii U Pro Controller and the LED on the controller should start blinking, meaning the it's trying to connect to the CronusMAX PLUS.
 
Wait until only one LED remains. If the controller turns off, press the sync button again.
 
8
Ready To Use
 
  
After a couple of seconds the display on the CronusMAX LED will go from the Authentication 'AU' Animation to 0 (or a number if slot recall is enabled and a script was previously loaded) - indicating that the controllers are authorized and you're ready to play. At this point you can use your controller through the CronusMAX PLUS and also load any scripts or GamePacks. It's that simple!
 
Don't forget to use the PS4 Crossover Essentials GamePack to make sure all the Wii U Pro Buttons are mapped correctly to DualShock 4 functions such as Touchpad and Share Screen.
 
NOTE
The Authentication controller will be disabled. It will not vibrate and none of it's controls will interefere with your Crossover experience. It can safely be left sitting idle on a surface as if it was turned off.

WARNING
If the LED on the CronusMAX PLUS does not change from AU to a number then the authorization controller is not authenticating. 99% of the time, this means either you didn't set the Output Protocol to AUTOMATIC in Step 1 of the instructions, or the Micro-USB cable to the controller is faulty or simply not compatible, you should try another one. Another issue that sometimes comes up is that the controller USB port has a loose data pin. It will charge fine, but won't transmit data. Also make sure the controller is powered on of course - that's a rookie mistake.

If you find that the controller disconnects at random times, and you are sure everything is setup correctly, then the USB cable is obviousley losing its connection between the authorization controller and the CronusMAX. This can be caused by a poor quality USB cable, the USB socket on the authorization controller itself is loose, or the USB hub you are using is poor quality. Check all connections and replace any parts if necessary.


BLUETOOTH LAG?
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices use the same radio frequencies to communicate, they often interfere with one another and are prone to interference from other devices operating on the same frequencies. If you are experiencing lag with your wireless controller, even though you have tried different Speed Up Settings in the Device Options panel, there is a good chance you have a WiFi Router that is causing interference. We have found that routers such as Apple's Airport Express have this problem and you should make sure that the router is not in close proximity to your CronusMAX/Bluetooth Adapter. You should also try changing the WiFi Router Channel to optimize your wireless signal. Click Here for more information on how to do that.

We also recommend that you Click Here to check out an article that looks at the effects of such interference, what causes it and how to reduce it in a home or office environment.

9
OPTIONAL: Disable Wiimote Bluetooth Searching
 
If you do not intend to use your Wii U Pro controller without the CronusMAX PLUS in the future, you can now disable Wiimote Bluetooth searching to speed up subsequent wireless syncing.