i have been travelling, and found a few things.
laptop will connect to open WiFi connections like in the airport
other/random computer i found can connect to my iPhone without issue
laptop will connect to my WiFi at home
so the only combination that doesnt work seems to be laptop to iPhone, and perhaps laptop to other connections with different security.
not sure what to do with this, as it seems to be an incompatibility either with the security/settings/drivers or ???
I have a simplar problem. my laptop connects to my iPhone 4 hotspot fine by cable but won't connect using wif.
It is listed as one of the available wireless connections on my computer but when i try to connect it just tells me that the connection was cancelled?
It doesn't even ask for the password anymore. It used to work fine until a couple weeks ago. Not sure if I turned something on or off in my phone?
Just a quick note for anyone having this problem... I had the same problem, and managed to fix it by taking the apostrophe out of my iphone name.
e.g. If your iphone is called
if you change it to
(Instructions here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3965)
AND THEN TURN YOUR PHONE OFF AND ON AGAIN
you should find that you can connect no problem (unless you have other issues as well of course!)