You can set up an Apple iPad without access to wireless service by connecting it directly to a Mac or PC. The computer must have an Internet connection to download the necessary software for set-up.
To set up an iPad without wireless Internet, download the free iTunes software at iTunes.com/Download and install it to your PC or Mac. Run the software, and insert one end of the included cable into any USB port on your Mac or PC and the other into the connection port on the iPad. The iTunes software automatically detects the iPad, provides onscreen instructions to register the device and gives you the option to sync your computer’s media files, contacts, calendars and bookmarks.