Sorry last post confused me a bit.
I have the axon I , I have the cable it came with, I have a laptop, I have a photoresistor, I have installed the small program from SOR for the UART(not yet just talking this through). I plug in the USB, photoresister and activate HyperTerminal (which I do not have in vista) and it should work right? Or do I need more hard wear? Also if I do not have hyper terminal, is there another program I could use to apply to this function ?