I have a small linux device (Tessel 2) which currently is running a node.js webserver. I can hook it up to the internet through Wi-Fi, and hit it like a normal webserver with it's IP on the network.
This works great for my home, but at work, my work machine is often on a different network then the devices we bring (we have a bring-your-own-device network for those).
There are instructions to turn the device into an access point, which doesn't allow it to connect to Wi-Fi, but that's okay since it doesn't really need to hit the internet itself.
I'm wondering then, is there a way for me to interact with the device, like a webserver, without having to switch away from my work network? If I can see the device on my wireless routers list, I figure I can do other things to the device, but I am not wise in the way of networking.