My friend lives in an apartment and has an ipod that need wifi to access the internet. The apartment does not have internet connection. This may be a stupid question, but he wants to buy a wireless router to access the internet. We are getting different answers about using a router. Can a router be used or even useful if the apartment doesn't have internet access? Is there a router that picks up internet with a physical connection?
Unless you are in reach of a public Wifi, you would need some way to connect to an ISP (Internet Service Provider).
The simplest way to get such connection without cables is to use a 3G/4G Router that "connects to the internet" in the same way a mobile phone does. Therefore you would need a data plan associated with the 3G/4G chip you would use on the router.