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Setting up a WiFi network without internet

First, please excuse my ignorance here, as I’m not very tech savvy.

Here’s the situation...we live in a rural area and don’t currently have access to internet. However, we are able to use our cell phones as hotspots to access the internet.

Is it possible to set up a WiFi network without internet? Ideally what I’m looking to do are the following...1) Connect my printer to my laptop, for printing purposes. 2) Have the ability to connect my cell phone and smart tv to a network so I can watch what’s streaming on my phone on the tv.

So, today I bough a router with the intention of trying to figure this out, even though I don’t even know if it’s possible.

Any help? Thanks in advance!
Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: Setting up a WiFi network without internet

The router I bought is AC1750 smart WiFi router.
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Re: Setting up a WiFi network without internet

> Is it possible to set up a WiFi network without internet?

 

   Should be.  What happens if you run the experiment?

 

   If you don't have (or want) an Internet connection, the router
should still operate about as expected.  Without access to a time
server, the date+time data in its logs may be inaccurate.  Similarly,
features like automatic firmware updates couldn't work.


> The router I bought is AC1750 smart WiFi router.

 

   "AC1750" is a speed, not a model number.  Look at the product label.


> Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

 

   R6400 or R6400v2?  Look at the product label.  Firmware version?

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