Actually, that's what I'm trying to do now. But I'm not using any kind of special softwear. I'm just setting up an ad hoc network from my laptop and trying to connect to the net thru the wifi signal on my laptop with my phone. Can't quite get it to work yet, but I'm still trying.Have you tried Connectify? Only works with windows 7, but allows you to share laptop internet connection over wifi, basically use laptop as a wireless router. It is a free download, I use it all the time for international business trips (my hotels in Canada never seem to have wifi past the main lobby!).