Hyperterm alternate?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by S. Gione, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. S. Gione

    S. Gione Guest

    The thread on "USB serial port" reminded me of a problem to which I have
    been searching for an answer: Is there an alternative to using that
    "wonderful" Microsoft Hyperterm?

    Problem: Hyperterm doesn't seem to work properly (for me) on console
    connections when using Windows XP. When text scrolls (up) out of the
    "active window", it gets scrambled.

    I thought it was because I was forced to use one of those USB/Serial dongles
    since laptops don't seem to come with serial ports (DB9) any more. However,
    at a client site, I noticed that an XP desktop with a genuine serial port
    was having the same problem.

    Anyone experience this and 1) Have a work-around or 2) Know of a software
    replacement for Hyperterm that works?

    S. Gione, Jan 5, 2006
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  2. Tons of options.
    Nope, once the data is into the computer, how would it get scrambled
    if not for the app doing it?
    My favorite on Windows is SecureCRT. It can do ssh and serial both. It
    costs some $$ though. But it just works, and it does it quite well.
    Doug McIntyre, Jan 5, 2006
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  3. I had the same problem for a while. I don't remember exactly how I fixed it.
    (I consider myself lucky if I can remember if I had breakfast this morning!) I
    think I downloaded the latest Hyperterminal Personal Edition and that fixed
    the scrambling issue.

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    Gordon Montgomery, Jan 5, 2006
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    Wil Guest

    Tera Term, it hasn't been updated in quite some time but seems to work
    well every time.

    my 3¢
    Wil, Jan 5, 2006
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    J Guest

    I strongly second the motion for SecureCRT. I've been using it for
    years and love it. It's under active development too. Starting with
    v5.0 you can have tabbed terminal windows (like in Firefox or Mozilla).
    I organize my connection entries by folders named by customer. It's
    been a real life saver. It cost me $99 the first time and a lesser
    upgrade fee a coupel years later. The upgrades are free for minor
    releases (a couple years' worth of upgrades basically) and discounted
    for major releases (every couple of years). IIRC you get one year free
    of everything for sure. You can also use PuTTY. It's many times
    better than Hyperterminal, though not as good as SecureCRT IMHO.

    J, Jan 6, 2006
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    S. Gione Guest

    Thanks, guys.

    TeraTerm seems to have solved my problem ... just a simple program to allow
    me to get into a router, firewall, switch, etc.

    ....clip... >
    S. Gione, Jan 6, 2006
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    Wil Guest

    Wil, Jan 6, 2006
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    theapplebee, Oct 31, 2009
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    Hi guys,
    I just came across a terminal called "ClearTerminal".It's free and could be downloaded from http://www.clearconnex.com/content/clearterminal
    and it has the following features:- X-Modem- Large Logging buffer- Command History- Timestamps- Custom color schemes- Hex and mixed Hex/ASCII display option- Copy/Paste- Search- Save configuration settings to file
    notageek1212, Sep 26, 2011
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