Originally Posted by pixellany
How would the user ID and password get stored in the modem? Seems more likely that they got built in to some kind of config file.
A lot of ADSL modems have either a web-interface or script that stores the id/password in the modem when the user first hooks it to his pc.
From his story, I gathered that he could connect. As he recently reinstalled the pc, yet does not remember putting in his username/password for internet, it must have been set earlier and not on the pc......