Wi-Fi networks can be set up without desktop computers and Internet service by means of laptops and routers. Purchasing a personal hotspot is another way to access Wi-Fi without a desktop computer and Internet service.Continue Reading
A laptop with wireless capabilities can serve as the basis for an ad hoc Wi-Fi network. The steps to do this vary wildly, depending on the computer's operating system and hardware. If the laptop does not have a Wi-Fi card, one must be purchase, or a USB adapter may be used.
A smartphone can also be used to create a personal hotspot. This practice is called tethering, and generally requires the user to subscribe to a wireless carrier that supports tethering; in lieu of this, unlocking the smartphone may suffice. The personal hotspot allows the user Internet access without having a standing account with an Internet service provider, since once tethering is established, any wireless device in the immediate vicinity can take advantage of the access.
A Wi-Fi network can be created without Internet service by plugging in a router. This allows the user to network devices in his home and share an Internet connection between them only if the device hosting the network has an Internet connection.Learn more about Internet & Networking