Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

I can not for the life of me get SteamVR to recognize the display in the headset, over wireless. SteamVR can see the actual headset, but it can't see the two monitors. Everything works normally using the standard wired connection. 

I have done seemingly everything, including installing a fresh copy of Windows 10. I have the absolute latest graphics, chipset, USB drivers, and even the freshest install of the BIOS. I have tried both the safe build of Steam VR as well as it's Beta. 

 

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vrmonitor.txt Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.198

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.198 -

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.198 - vrmonitor starting up with config=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\config

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.198 - Runtime: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.198 - Tools Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\tools exists.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.198 - Demo Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\demo not found.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.555 - AUDIO: Refreshing audio devices

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.566 - AUDIO: getDeviceProperty failed: hr = 0xe000020b

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.566 - AUDIO: getDeviceProperty failed: hr = 0xe000020b

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.575 - AUDIO: getDeviceProperty failed: hr = 0xe000020b

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.576 - AUDIO: getDeviceProperty failed: hr = 0xe000020b

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.583 - AUDIO: Detected 23 playback and 24 record devices

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Default Playback Audio Device: {0.0.0.00000000}.{91731fc4-d278-4dfd-9025-66d5825dadde}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Speakers (Logitech G633 Gaming Headset),0,Speakers,Logitech G633 Gaming Headset,{0.0.0.00000000}.{222e9e36-35b3-498c-affd-6000d5c1594b}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Dell S2716DG (NVIDIA High Definition Audio),0,Dell S2716DG,NVIDIA High Definition Audio,{0.0.0.00000000}.{306707de-9cdd-4b11-8498-c751ffd52288}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - -->Speakers (HTC Vive),0,Speakers,HTC Vive,{0.0.0.00000000}.{91731fc4-d278-4dfd-9025-66d5825dadde}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio),0,Speakers,Realtek High Definition Audio,{0.0.0.00000000}.{ba71308e-fa80-447e-83f9-ebe0399be5bf}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - DELL U2515H (NVIDIA High Definition Audio),0,DELL U2515H,NVIDIA High Definition Audio,{0.0.0.00000000}.{bd25128b-688a-46fe-be9c-7817842a27c2}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio),0,Realtek Digital Output,Realtek High Definition Audio,{0.0.0.00000000}.{e7ea5a4c-6ad6-410b-961c-e8c1513ce9bc}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Default Record Audio Device: {0.0.1.00000000}.{336587ee-3929-4de5-a485-2270ce5ac81a}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - -->Microphone (Logitech G633 Gaming Headset),0,Microphone,Logitech G633 Gaming Headset,{0.0.1.00000000}.{336587ee-3929-4de5-a485-2270ce5ac81a}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Microphone (2- HTC Vive),0,Microphone,2- HTC Vive,{0.0.1.00000000}.{ac486e58-f410-4d41-accc-dd0dba6e5354}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.588 - Microphone (HD Pro Webcam C920),0,Microphone,HD Pro Webcam C920,{0.0.1.00000000}.{f8c37511-7376-4da1-9b57-737b29bc2588}

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.590 - [System] Prepare operating system environment

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.590 - [System] Setting power settings to minimum power savings.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.622 - [System] Transition from 'Off' to 'Starting'.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:51.658 - [System] Runtime: 1541803440 250820 SteamVR

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.045 - VR_Init failed with HMD detected over USB, but Monitor not found (208)

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.049 - [Steam] Attempt to connect to Steam

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.049 - Add Json firmware manifest from {htc}/firmware/manifest.vrfirmware

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.050 - Add Json firmware manifest from {lighthouse}/firmware/manifest.vrfirmware

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.051 - [Bluetooth Controller] BaseStation Controller Init.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.052 - [Audio] Audio init

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.151 - [Status Alert] Headset not connected properly (208)

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:58.160 - [System] Transition from 'Starting' to 'Connecting'.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:59.053 - [Steam] Connected to Steam in 0.06 seconds.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:59.055 - [System] Runtime: 1541803440 250820 beta SteamVR beta

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:59.059 - [Steam] Connect to Steam finished: check for dismissable warnings

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:32:59.240 - [System] Transition from 'Connecting' to 'Not Ready'.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:33:01.918 - [System] System is running for 10 seconds.

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:42:02.045 - Open URL vrmonitor://open/systemreport

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:42:02.625 - [System Report] Discover USB Topology: Took 0.56 seconds

Sat Nov 10 2018 20:42:03.105 - [System Report] Iterate USB Topology: Took 0.48 seconds


System:
Windows 10
NVIDIA GTX1070Ti
Ryzen 7 1700
Asus X370 Pro

Edit: I am now fairly convinced that this is an issue between my motherboard, it's USB drivers, the chipset, and of course, the Vive Wireless Adapter.

Allteon
Contributor

Re: Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

In the same boat. I was with tech support for hours, they deemed the wireless unit defiective. Paid to send the unit back. The new one they sent me had the same 208 error. Its not defective just doesnt work on my system....horrible thing is THEY WILL IN NO WAY REFUND ME MY MONEY.

 

I'd try the live chat. theyll run you through a few hours of doing this and that. At the end they may deem it as defective (its probably not). Hopefully you can get it working. If you do definatly let me know.

 

you only have 14 days from purchase to figure this out or your stuck with something that doesn't work as I am

 

Good luck

Re: Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

I see you are using a Ryzen CPU.

Please see this thread: https://community.viveport.com/t5/Technical-Support/Wireless-adapter-incompatible-with-RYZEN-cpus/td...

Don't count on a fix coming soon, possibly ever.

Highlighted

Re: Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

Thanks. I've read over that thread a hundred times, along with pretty much every similar thread across the internet.

I'm hooking my headset back up to the wired connection. I ordered the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap from Amazon and they sent me the Wireless by accident instead, so unlike everyone else, I'm only out $100 - guess I'll retry the wireless connection every now and again and hope it starts working.

Re: Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

Thats hilarious. What a deal.
chaoticbutthead
Contributor

Re: Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

Hey. I just posted how I got around this issue. Hopefully this works for you. https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/9ztwqe/how_i_got_around_the_208_error_with_vive_wireless/

Re: Error 208: Headset not connected properly - Only over wireless.

I've had no such luck. The wireless adapter software still detects the headset, but Steam VR fails. I tried all your instructions and have nothing. I'm on the latest Steam VR Beta and the latest Nvidia drivers.