Ok, I was going to buy a laptop from this fella off Craigslist, but when we connect the CAT 5 cable from my Motorola SB5120 cable modem, his Compaq Presario C700 couldn't recognize the modem for some reason.
This left me wondering, because everytime I re-format a HD and re-install Windows XP on my desktop, there is never a problem connecting to the cable modem, and using the internet.
If Windows XP automatically recognized my cable modem, I would hope Windows Vista should too.
I recall once having to give Cox communication either my serial number, on a MAC address, but once that was worked out, I never had to install drivers for XP to recognize the cable modem.
His reasoning was that I would have to do some software troubleshooting, but why with Vista and not XP? Isn't it possible there was something wrong with the network interface card on his laptop, and he was trying to hide it?