Where did the HyperTerminal in Windows 7? It was simply removed from the distribution! It is not very nice to some advanced users, because it was very useful for diagnosing if router fails, for example through a serial port. Fortunately, there are at least two solutions!
Microsoft no longer wished to pay royalties to Hilgraeve’s HyperTerminal to incorporate in the versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Suddenly, it becomes difficult to diagnose a connection that does not work correctly on a router using the serial port.
HyperTerminal Private Edition
First on the part of Hilgraeve, which until recently offered a “private edition” of HyperTerminal (HyperTerminal Private Edition Ver 7.0) date December 2010 and available for order to download. The link for HyperTerminal private edition is here.
Tera Term Professional
But why deprive yourself and do not enjoy a good tool OpenSource as Tera Term Professional . The current version (4.64 in December 2009) offers many possibilities such as UTF-8, the connections via telnet or ssh2 ssh1 and obviously the connection via the serial port.
File transfer is possible using various protocols such as Kermit, XMODEM, Zmodem, or B-Plus Quick-VAN.
We can download version 4.64 from Brothersoft.
Here’s a terminal called “ClearTerminal” that I used as a replacement for hyperterminal.
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