I rooted my phone, although still running standard ROM, and installed Wireless Tether App. It seems that anyone and everyone can connect to my "Tether", but me. I have an HP dv7-2277 laptop; my girlfriend has the exact same computer with all the same applications installed (specifically same anti virus, same firewall) with all the same settings as I have. We are both running the Intel 5100 AGN, with the same drivers. She connects without a problem to the tether, as does my brother, coworkers, etc. My son connected his iPad 2 and I can connect my iPod Touch, just not my laptop. Anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? (even tried unloading anti virus and firewall software, turned off windows firewall, turned off windows defender, even though all these are running on girl friends computer). I am at a loss at this point. I see the Tether appear as available, click on it and click connect, and then absoulutely nothing happens, no indications that laptop is even trying to connect. Thanks in advance for any help.