Ever wanted to share a wired network connection -- LAN or perhaps a DSL connection -- with your phone or tablet, but don't have a wireless router to stick in between?
It turns out that this is actually really easy to do under Windows 7. Most newer PCs/Laptops with built in WiFi addapters will have a compatable chipset, and I say newer with quite a bit of give. It works fine on my 3 year old hp laptop. You don't even need to install any third party software!