Waiting for a flight at the airport. Time on my hands, I try out a feature included with the Android operating system on my new Samsung Galaxy: create an 802.11g Wireless LAN (WiFi) base station on the phone.
This WiFi network is automatically bridged inside the phone to the Internet connection provided by the cellular carrier.
Easy step-by-step instructions were included on the setup screen.
Fired up my laptop and found the WiFi network and connected no problem.
In fact, I sent a post to Google’s servers over the very link!
Ain’t technology wonderful.
Bonus: your car can now be a WiFi hotspot! You could even get a WiFi hotsopt logo sticker and put it on your back window, like Greyhound… On a long car trip with my family, all of whom have WiFi enabled iPhones, iPods, DSs etc. etc., I can tell them the WiFi password, and they can share my internet connection.
Double bonus: If the kids start squabbling, I can threaten to turn it off!
btw, I have 6 GB/month in my plan, so not so worried about usage-based pricing for the connection. Best check your billing plan before trying it.