Windows 7 as a Wireless HotSpot

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!


If you are new to Ubuntu, or even if you have been using it for awhile and are just looking at your running processes for the first time, you've probably just noticed something called Whoopsie.

What is this Whoopsie thing, sitting there, eating system resources?