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Windows terminal software to connect to serial


I'm about to use windows 2000 or windows XP to connect to a serial port on a 3560 switch. The problem I have is I don't know what software to download, that is free, to allow me the PC. Can someone please suggest some to me. And a little guide on how to set them up. I've always used minicom on linux.




Re: Windows terminal software to connect to serial


Try Putty:

The documentation that comes with it is pretty comprehensive, although it hardly needs any instructions as it's very intuitive.



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Re: Windows terminal software to connect to serial

TeraTerm is a great program too. You don't have to download any software though, Windows comes pre-loaded with hyperterminal.


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Re: Windows terminal software to connect to serial

PuTTy is a good freeware terminal emulator that supplies both telnet and SSH support through its history of releases. And in the new release I understand that it does support serial connection.

Tera Term is also a good freeware terminal emulator. I find it a bit easier to use than PuTTy.

The best thing that I can say about HyperTerm is that it comes installed on Windows so that you do not have to load anything. And it is generally functional.

The terminal emulator that I like the best is SecureCRT. It is not free. But I find that it works the best, has the widest range of supported features.



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Re: Windows terminal software to connect to serial

I just use Hyperterminal

When you create a new HyperTerminal session, just set the communications mode to "Direct To Com1" or whatever com port the serial interface is set to. then set 9600 8 1

that should be all you need. its how I connect to all my switches.