Dumb with Wirless and Airport Express

I have thought about purchasing an airport express for a while so that I could play music from my desktop which is connected to a cable modem on my component stereo. By a stroke of Christmas spirit a friend of mine gave me his airport express because he no longer needs it.
In order to do make this work, do I need to buy a router and a wireless usb adapter for my desktop despite proximity to modem…. Or can I get by with simply the wireless USB adapter and airport express.

In order to do make this work, do I need to buy a router and a wireless usb adapter for my desktop despite proximity to modem…. Or can I get by with simply the wireless USB adapter and airport express.
Good news, the AirPort Express Base Station (AX) is a wireless router so you don't need to acquire another to make this work. However, you will need to add wireless capability to the desktop.
Your network configuration would be something like the following:
Cable modem > (Ethernet cable) > [Ethernet port] AX > (wireless) > PC, AND
AX [Audio port] > (Audio cable) > Stereo
OR
Cable modem > (Ethernet cable) > [Ethernet port] PC > (wireless) > AX [Audio port] > (Audio cable) > Stereo

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