Sorry if this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer. On the other hand, this is a weird question.
I have an older Mac Mini that is a long way from the house router, and connects to the router via wifi. The airport was always flaky, so for a long time I used a USB-wifi adapter. A software update on the Mac (and new drivers which generate kernel crashes on the Mac) seem to have rendered the USB adapter useless.
A year or two ago, I got a Wireless CCK from DirecTV to connect my HR23 to the house wifi. A few months later, I changed my internet to cable, so the router moved to right under the TV. Now I have a direct ethernet connection from the router to the HR23, so took the W-CCK out and boxed it up (and cursed that I paid full price for it). I have only one HD-DVR, there is no WHDVR here.
So, can I now use the W-CCK in place of the USB-wifi adapter on the Mac? It will not be connected to an DirecTV device, but simply plug into the ethernet port on the Mac and connect it to the house wifi, exactly as it did for the HR23. I need a way to configure it on the Mac tho - rather than using the DirecTV DVR menu options. Is there a driver/interface-app to do that? I'm sure it can't be done via the traditional Network Settings.
If not, my expensive W-CCK stays boxed up, and I shell out another $40-50 for another dodgy usb-wifi adapter with instructions barely in English!