Does the Airport Extreme have any capability of sending wireless signal to a computer that is not capable of wireless?

I have a ZyXEL wireless base station on the middle ground of my house. It is currently powering my MacBook with wireless signal on the upper floor, as well as a Dell that does not have any wireless capability but yet the ZyXEL station came with a wireless USB plug-in so the computer has access to wireless signal. The only problem is, this wireless system really horrible. I get absolutely horrible signal on the Dell and ok signal on the MacBook and I want to switch to something better so I can get great signal strength, since I play online games. Is there any way this Airport Extreme or even Express can some how power my Dell computer down stairs without having something being plugged in, because the Dell is positioned where there are no cable jacks of any sort or even power plug ports.

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    The "USB plug-in" is most likely a USB Wi-FI Receiver and should have no problem allowing you to connect to the airport extreme network.