Ok, I feel like I'm in the twilight zone here. I'm wondering if anybody can try and shed some light on this. - Bought iPad 2 yesterday and connected it to iPhone's Hotspot and it worked the very first time, just testing it. It showed WIFI icon on the iPad when connected to the Hotspot. I have a tethering plan with Hotspot access so it's all legit. - From that point forward every time I try to connect I would get a different icon on the iPad that is two ovals linked. Despite being connected to the Hotspot, iPad would say it is not connected to the Internet. - Search around the net and find conflicting reports saying it can be done but then some reports say Apple has disabled the iPad from connecting to iPhone hotspots. - Finally break down and call AppleCare today to get some answers. Scheduled a callback. But as soon as I do, I tried flipping to airplane mode and then try to connect to the Hotspot.. And it worked! I'm typing this from my iPad connected to iPhone 4. - Here is where it gets weird: AppleCare calls me and informs me that I absolutely cannot connect an iPad to an iPhone using personal Hotspot. He suggested I could connect them using bluetooth but I'm not sure if he meant that would share the Internet connection. Right now I'm connected to the wifi Hotspot. So what have others experienced? Does the icon with the two ovals linked just indicated two iOS devices connected? Can't find any mention of it in the legend in the iPad user guide. But overall I need to know if it's anomaly that I finally got them connected or if AppleCare just had their head up their rear end. I'm personally thinking that activating airplane mode cleared some network settings that allowed the flow of Internet from iPhone to iPad.