Not quite. A few minutes research would have got you a wifi card which works with no fiddling. You can't really expect to get a computer with no operating system up and running without having to do a little leg work. There are plenty "how to's" on the web and youtube to help set up whatever you want to.Not the case at all. It is now done and I can start playing with it.
My point is that what should have been a trivially easy exercise (setting up wifi) was turned into something much harder than it should have been by people more interested in demonstrating their own vast knowledge than solving my problem.