I have a droid X with service through verizon. To be clear, I'm not exactly asking how to use the phone as a mobile hotspot.
My laptop does not have built-in wireless, I purchased a USB wireless adapter which I have since misplaced. I thought about setting up my phone as a wireless hotspot, but then I'd be restricted to 3G and it looks like I'd have to root my phone or pay for the service. I already have "real" internet and a wireless router that my phone can already access. If I connect my phone to my home wireless network, then plug the phone into the laptop via usb, can the internet be shared that way? And if so, can I do it without the hassle that being a hotspot seems to involve?
Mainly I'm looking for a way to get internet to my couch without having to buy a new usb wireless adapter. Home wireless is preferable for the bandwidth since sometimes I'll remote desktop into my computer at work.