I've got a Verizon 4G LTE iPad 3 and an iPhone 5, and tether my iPhone to the iPad's 'Personal Hotspot' to utilize its celluar data. Problem is that it often takes 2-4 minutes for the the Ipad's device name to finally appear on the iPhone's Wifi available network list, and then finally connect. Here's my order of operation: 1. Turn on WiFi on iPad (Settings > Wi-Fi > On) 2. Turn on Celluar Data on iPad (Settings > Cellular Data > On) 3. Turn on Personal Hotspot on iPad (Settings > Personal Hotspot > On) 4. Turn on Wifi on iPhone (Settings > Wi-Fi > On) 5. Wait for iPad's Device Name to appear on iPhone's WiFi available network list On some occasions, the iPad3's device name appears almost immediately in the iPhone's available wiFi network list, yet other times it takes up to 3-4 minutes before it appears and finally connects. This happens even when both devices are placed right next to each other and in the same location. What accounts for such a wide variance of time for the iPhone to detect the iPad's hotspot device name? Is this normal? How long should it be taking? Curious if anybody else here that does iPad/iPhone wifi tethering is experiencing similar or different.