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You don't need to be connected to the internet in order to network your home computers. An unconnected network is put together in much the same way.
I have several computers at home. I have Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ice Cream Sandwich as various operating systems. I have Verizon Wireless for my internet service. My devices connect to a Samsung Jet Pack. I want to set up a home network that does not involve internet access. What hardware do I need and how do I set up the network?
In this excerpt from Answercast #39, I look at setting up a home network without connecting it to the internet.
If we ignore for a moment the Samsung (which I am actually not at all familiar with) and the fact that you're using Verizon Wireless for internet, a home network without internet access is actually very, very simple.
All you need to do is get yourself a router or a wireless router, exactly as if you were going to connect your network to the internet.
And then you simply don't.
The router provides the basics for connecting your network together. It handles things like:
Making sure that each machine has an IP address;
Assigning the names to the various machines;
Or at least allowing machines to communicate using names;
And so on.
So all you need to do is follow the same basic recommendation in "How do I set up my home network?" except you just don't connect it to the internet.
My only real concern here is that you do apparently have some kind of internet service.
I'm going to assume for the moment that the reason you're asking your question is that in fact you literally will not be using the internet when you use your home network. And again, I'm also not familiar with the Samsung Jet Pack.
But in general, it's just a home network (like any other) without being connected to the internet.
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