I tried to launch the Wii from my Wii U menu. Every time I do, it says I have to pair my controller. I pair the controller from the original Wii controllers and it accepts them, then it tells me to point at an option on the screen with the Wii controller and select an option.
The problem is that I do not get a "hand" on the screen representing what I am pointing at. These controller work on my old Wii just fine and they worked on this Wii U (in Wii mode) about 2 weeks ago. I have brand new batteries in both of them, but they are both giving me the exact same problem.