I’ve only used the wireless tethering because it allows you to VPN through the G1’s 3G connection and you don’t have to change your browser’s settings. There are a couple of free WiFi tether apps on the Android marketplace now that make the install and setup much easier than before too.
I currently have a laptop w/ a wireless card built in. i wanted to tether my G1 to my laptop. i have the data plan. whats the best and easiest way to do this, im kinda lost on what all the options u have listed are. do i use the blutooth or do i have to get root access????