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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for desktop wifi adapter.

If you're looking for a way to get Wi-Fi connectivity in a room of your house that doesn't have it (or if you want to add an extra access point), a desktop Wi-Fi adapter is a perfect solution. They're compact, inexpensive, and easy to set up, and they can be moved from room to room as needed. Browse the top-ranked list of desktop WiFi adapters below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. ASUS - Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great gadget to solve WiFi connection for older PC...This device worked wonderfully to allow a desktop PC to connect to our home WiFi - simple to install and use....Simple and fast to install the driver and then plug in the wifi adapter. Works great and now my desktop PC is wireless."

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    Achieve blazing online speeds with this ASUS NANO wireless adapter. It offers selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for a clearer signal, and its built-in 2x2 patch antennas increase the signal's range for better network coverage. This ASUS NANO wireless adapter includes a clip to attach it to notebook computers and a cradle with a long USB cord for desktop use.
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    "Great gadget to solve WiFi connection for older PC...This device worked wonderfully to allow a desktop PC to connect to our home WiFi - simple to install and use....Simple and fast to install the driver and then plug in the wifi adapter. Works great and now my desktop PC is wireless."

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    Achieve blazing online speeds with this ASUS NANO wireless adapter. It offers selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for a clearer signal, and its built-in 2x2 patch antennas increase the signal's range for better network coverage. This ASUS NANO wireless adapter includes a clip to attach it to notebook computers and a cradle with a long USB cord for desktop use.
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  2. TP-Link - Archer TX20UH AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect for desktop thet dont pick up wifi...I wanted to increase the internet speed kn my desktop so i decoded to get this. I already have an off brand that helps the desktop get wifi signal. ...Great usb wifi device...Easy to install and setup. Installed on desktop pc that I could not run network cable to. "

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    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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    "Perfect for desktop thet dont pick up wifi...I wanted to increase the internet speed kn my desktop so i decoded to get this. I already have an off brand that helps the desktop get wifi signal. ...Great usb wifi device...Easy to install and setup. Installed on desktop pc that I could not run network cable to. "

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    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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  3. TP-Link - Dual-Band AC1300 USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good WIFI adapter...Easy to use, just follow exactly what the manual said, to install the WIFI adapter on your laptop or desktop. Good WIFI adapter afterall....if you have a desktop, this USB wifi perfect adapter"

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    The Archer T4U Wi-Fi adapter upgrades laptops and PC’s to fast AC1300 Wi-Fi speeds for smooth HD streaming and quick downloads. Switch between dual 5 GHz (867 Mbps) and 2.4 GHz (400 Mbps) bands to avoid crowded networks and Wi-Fi slowdowns for speed and range in any situation. Press the WPS button on both the adapter and a Wi-Fi router to easily join any network.
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    "Good WIFI adapter...Easy to use, just follow exactly what the manual said, to install the WIFI adapter on your laptop or desktop. Good WIFI adapter afterall....if you have a desktop, this USB wifi perfect adapter"

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    The Archer T4U Wi-Fi adapter upgrades laptops and PC’s to fast AC1300 Wi-Fi speeds for smooth HD streaming and quick downloads. Switch between dual 5 GHz (867 Mbps) and 2.4 GHz (400 Mbps) bands to avoid crowded networks and Wi-Fi slowdowns for speed and range in any situation. Press the WPS button on both the adapter and a Wi-Fi router to easily join any network.
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  4. Insignia™ - Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter for Laptops and Desktops Compatible with Windows 8.1, 10, and 11 - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Who would’ve known a Bluetooth adapter could work this smooth. I have multiple desktops connected via Bluetooth and this simplified the tech for a seamless flow between everything. ...Gives my desktop bluetooth and is easy to install."

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    Give your computer access to your Bluetooth devices with this Insignia NS-PA3BT5A2B22 Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter. Compatible with Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, a compact USB dongle easily plugs into the side of your compatible PC or laptop, ready to connect wirelessly to your Bluetooth devices. It supports data and audio transfers with data speeds up to 2Mbps, ensuring a reliable and smooth transmission. Even better, it has a low power energy mode, ensuring your battery isn’t being drained when your laptop isn’t plugged in. Ensure you have a reliable connection to your Bluetooth devices with this adapter. This adaptor can support driver automatic installation, but you need to ensure your computer’s internet connection is available and Windows Update is enabled.
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    "Who would’ve known a Bluetooth adapter could work this smooth. I have multiple desktops connected via Bluetooth and this simplified the tech for a seamless flow between everything. ...Gives my desktop bluetooth and is easy to install."

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    Give your computer access to your Bluetooth devices with this Insignia NS-PA3BT5A2B22 Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter. Compatible with Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, a compact USB dongle easily plugs into the side of your compatible PC or laptop, ready to connect wirelessly to your Bluetooth devices. It supports data and audio transfers with data speeds up to 2Mbps, ensuring a reliable and smooth transmission. Even better, it has a low power energy mode, ensuring your battery isn’t being drained when your laptop isn’t plugged in. Ensure you have a reliable connection to your Bluetooth devices with this adapter. This adaptor can support driver automatic installation, but you need to ensure your computer’s internet connection is available and Windows Update is enabled.
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  5. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AXE3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best wifi adapter...This is the best USB wifi adapter you can get. Our router is Wifi6 so this makes speeds great with your desktop. ...A really good wifi adapter...I needed a wifi adapter because my desktops built in wifi was terrible. "

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    Product Description

    Get high-speed wireless connectivity with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter. The flip-open antenna design adjusts easily to find optimal signal coverage for your device, while backward compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi technologies, including 802.11a/b/g/n, offers flexibility. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter supports WPA3 encryption for reliable security.
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    "Best wifi adapter...This is the best USB wifi adapter you can get. Our router is Wifi6 so this makes speeds great with your desktop. ...A really good wifi adapter...I needed a wifi adapter because my desktops built in wifi was terrible. "

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    Get high-speed wireless connectivity with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter. The flip-open antenna design adjusts easily to find optimal signal coverage for your device, while backward compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi technologies, including 802.11a/b/g/n, offers flexibility. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter supports WPA3 encryption for reliable security.
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  6. NETGEAR - Dual-Band Wireless-AC USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great wifi for a desktop that didn’t come with wifi connection. ...Great wifi usb adapter...Just what I’ve been looking for to connect my desktop to the wifi network. Works great! And it is very small."

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    Product Description

    Upgrade home or office networks with this NETGEAR smart router. It delivers high-speed dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connections for enhanced gaming and video streaming, and the external antennas improve coverage for larger spaces. This NETGEAR smart router works with the Nighthawk app for effortless operation and control via smartphones.
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    "Great wifi for a desktop that didn’t come with wifi connection. ...Great wifi usb adapter...Just what I’ve been looking for to connect my desktop to the wifi network. Works great! And it is very small."

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    Product Description

    Upgrade home or office networks with this NETGEAR smart router. It delivers high-speed dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connections for enhanced gaming and video streaming, and the external antennas improve coverage for larger spaces. This NETGEAR smart router works with the Nighthawk app for effortless operation and control via smartphones.
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  7. ASUS - Dual-Band AC1200 USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Desktop WiFi...My desktop now has internet due to this device, easy setup....Grandson's desktop wifi was constantly losing its connection to the router. "

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    Product Description

    ASUS USB-AC53 Nano USB Wifi Adapter delivers an instant Plug and Play providing 802.11ac Wifi standard for desktops and laptops. The dual-band wireless AC1200 USB adapter features 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity coupled with MU-MIMO technology.
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    "Desktop WiFi...My desktop now has internet due to this device, easy setup....Grandson's desktop wifi was constantly losing its connection to the router. "

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    ASUS USB-AC53 Nano USB Wifi Adapter delivers an instant Plug and Play providing 802.11ac Wifi standard for desktops and laptops. The dual-band wireless AC1200 USB adapter features 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity coupled with MU-MIMO technology.
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  8. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Meanwhile, my partner's built-in wifi adapter never had problems connecting to the same wifi networks. ...Easy to use Wifi Adapter....Needed it for a laptop with a bad wifi."

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    Product Description

    Instantly upgrade to faster Wi-Fi 6 technology. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 adapter is engineered to provide faster uploading and downloading, more reliable connections, and smoother streaming to your older Windows 10/11 PCs and notebooks. Experience better overall performance for your HD streaming, video conferences, gaming, work, and online learning. Just plug the adapter into the USB port on your PC or notebook for an easy upgrade. Maximize the signal strength where you need it with the state-of-the-art flexible antenna. Enjoy cutting-edge Wi-Fi security with the advanced WPA3 security protocol. Compatible with any Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 router and works best with the NETGEAR Nighthawk Ecosystem and Orbi mesh products (sold separately). Works with all standard Wi-Fi networks.
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    "Meanwhile, my partner's built-in wifi adapter never had problems connecting to the same wifi networks. ...Easy to use Wifi Adapter....Needed it for a laptop with a bad wifi."

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    Product Description

    Instantly upgrade to faster Wi-Fi 6 technology. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 adapter is engineered to provide faster uploading and downloading, more reliable connections, and smoother streaming to your older Windows 10/11 PCs and notebooks. Experience better overall performance for your HD streaming, video conferences, gaming, work, and online learning. Just plug the adapter into the USB port on your PC or notebook for an easy upgrade. Maximize the signal strength where you need it with the state-of-the-art flexible antenna. Enjoy cutting-edge Wi-Fi security with the advanced WPA3 security protocol. Compatible with any Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 router and works best with the NETGEAR Nighthawk Ecosystem and Orbi mesh products (sold separately). Works with all standard Wi-Fi networks.
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  9. TP-Link - AX1800 Nano Wi-Fi 6 Wireless USB Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Model: Archer TX1800U Nano
    SKU: 6578370

    Product Description

    Boost your PC's Wi-Fi with the TP-Link TX1800U Nano, a tiny dual-band Wi-Fi 6 adapter with incredible performance. Experience blazing-fast speeds, buffer-free streaming, and lag-free gaming. MU-MIMO technology ensures smooth performance on busy networks, while OFDMA eliminates lag in video and online gaming. Plus, WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, shields your network and data. Its nano size and pre-loaded setup software make it easy to take the Archer TX1800U Nano with you wherever you go.
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    Product Description

    Boost your PC's Wi-Fi with the TP-Link TX1800U Nano, a tiny dual-band Wi-Fi 6 adapter with incredible performance. Experience blazing-fast speeds, buffer-free streaming, and lag-free gaming. MU-MIMO technology ensures smooth performance on busy networks, while OFDMA eliminates lag in video and online gaming. Plus, WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, shields your network and data. Its nano size and pre-loaded setup software make it easy to take the Archer TX1800U Nano with you wherever you go.
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  10. TP-Link - AXE5400 Wi-Fi 6E High Gain Wireless USB Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Upgrade your PC to Wi-Fi 6E with the Archer TXE5400UH Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band USB Adapter! This powerful adapter features Wi-Fi 6E technology, the new 6 GHz band, and a multi-angled high-gain antenna, unlocking blazing-fast speeds and wider coverage. Experience interference-free signals and minimal speed drops with 7 additional 160 MHz channels exclusive to Wi-Fi 6E devices. Plus, WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, shields your network and data. The 3.9FT cable offers flexible placement within your workspace, while its detachable design ensures portable connectivity on the go. Elevate your PC Wi-Fi and level up with the Archer TXE5400UH today.
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    Upgrade your PC to Wi-Fi 6E with the Archer TXE5400UH Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band USB Adapter! This powerful adapter features Wi-Fi 6E technology, the new 6 GHz band, and a multi-angled high-gain antenna, unlocking blazing-fast speeds and wider coverage. Experience interference-free signals and minimal speed drops with 7 additional 160 MHz channels exclusive to Wi-Fi 6E devices. Plus, WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, shields your network and data. The 3.9FT cable offers flexible placement within your workspace, while its detachable design ensures portable connectivity on the go. Elevate your PC Wi-Fi and level up with the Archer TXE5400UH today.
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