Tether Exhibit 4G to TC1100

Hi all, for the past few months, i've been tring to tether my Exhibit 4G (android) to my TC1100 (windows xp) to no avail. They read each other, i can see the exhibit on the TC1100's list of wifi internet connections but it just won't connect. I tried connecting them via usb but the TC1100 doesn't even recognize the Exhibit is plugged in. Is it possible to get online with the TC1100 via the Exhibit? or Android to Win XP?