I would like to buy a raspberry Pi 3 to be used in my company in a research project. Since I don't have a second monitor to connect the device to, I would like to control it via wifi (my laptop is connected to the company network via LAN, so I can easily use wifi for Pi).
I can't connect the Pi to the company network, for various reasons, so I would like to know which possibilities I have to control it via wifi. Ad hoc connection? Or it's easier if I buy a wireless access point and create a small network among my laptop and the pi?
EDIT: just found this nice guide for direct connection: https://pihw.wordpress.com/guides/direct-network-connection/