Q: Our community apartments experienced an extender failure recently and we are without internet service for the time being. While the property gets this fixed, is there any way I can use a temporary Wi-Fi service that won’t require a long-term sign-up or commitment?  

— Nelson L., Stuart 

A: Short-term Wi-Fi can be obtained in a number of ways these days. 

The easiest means, of course, is to head to a location that offers it for free — such as a coffee shop, library and the like — and connect your devices there. 

Another option is to locate a free Wi-Fi hotspot within your community. These are often set up by majority service providers so their subscribers can connect to the web without needing to be home or at the office.