Will a USB WiFi stick work for my desktop?

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My desktop does not have the capability to connect wirelessly to our wifi. I can't hook up an ethernet cable between the two as the router's location is unsuitable for a desktop. (Its on a high shelf in a laundry room) I ordered a wireless USB WiFi stick that is supposed to be able to have the wireless

My desktop does not have the capability to connect wirelessly to our wifi. I can't hook up an ethernet cable between the two as the router's location is unsuitable for a desktop. (Its on a high shelf in a laundry room) I ordered a wireless USB WiFi stick that is supposed to be able to have the wireless function. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV91L7Y/ref=ya_st_dp_summary) However, I am afraid that by some chance it isnt going to work, since nothing ever works for me. Is there a chance it will work or did I just get f*cked again and wasted my money?

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Taco Dance:
Don't be so pessimistic. The wifi stick's purpose is exactly what you want to use it for. They only reason this won't solve your problem is the unit is defective, not compatible with your operating system (unlikely), or you can't figure out how to get it working. Which will happen unless you go at it with a better attitude.
chrisjbsc:
There is every chance that you bought the wrong thing, yes. But if you have bought a wifi dongle, that works on the PC and has drivers for your version, then it should work OK. Whether YOU can get it to work, I don't know!
Greyolddave:
If your computer is new enough to have a USB port then that USB Wifi stick will do it.
Dave:
Yup, that's exactly what you needed. Follow the instructions (which usually means installing the software/drivers BEFORE plugging it in). You'll have wifi in no time!

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