RE: [tracker2] Re: Terminal program for Win Vista/7?
I use the PE version too. For basic ASCII, it is simple to setup and use. But I also use others as well. It seems that every one has something unique to it which makes many useful. A relatively new kid on the block is FoxTERM.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Keith VE7GDH
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Terminal program for Win Vista/7?
Alan WA4SCA wrote...
> free Hypertermw:st="on">PE is still available from numerous download sites...
Yes, but with all due respect, why would someone want to run Hyperterminal?
I have used it, but it is a terrible and clunky terminal program. TeraTerm Pro
or PuTTy would be much better alternatives. I would only use Hyperterminal
if I had nothing else available, and I would be cursing it every step along
the way. I would tend to think that anyone recommending HyperTerminal
had never tied anything else. While it may "get the job done" it isn't a fun
experience when there are much more flexible and more powerful and more
useable terminal programs around. I am of course assuming that there haven't
been drastic improvements to the interface and usability of the current version.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
No offense taken. Often the usability of software depends on your way of working. I find that for my needs, it works perfectly. I have several of the others suggested here. Even after allowing/forcing myself to use them for a few weeks, I always drift back to Hyperterm for its simplicity in doing what I need. Your mileage will vary. ;)
- I have been a long time putty user but I have problems with it loosing its serial connection. TeraTerm V4.67 works MUCH BETTER in that regard. I have run it for days without loosing the connection. Someday I'd like to figure out why putty has this problem because I like its interface better than TeraTerm.
On 11/27/2010 10:23 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
I use TeraTerm V4.66. I just found V4.67 was released when I looked for
the forum link at http://logmett.com/forum/index.php
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
Bob Burns W9RXR wrote:
> Up through WinXP, I always used HyperTerminal when I needed a serial
> port terminal program. It was free (included with the OS) and it
> worked well enough for my purposes.
> However, Microsoft stopped including HyperTerminal when they released
> Windows Vista. That leaves me looking for another terminal program
> for those rare situations where I need one.
> Here's what I've tried:
> HyperTerminal is still available from Hilgraeve as HyperTerminal
> Private Edition. Hilgraeve wants $39.95 for what appears to be the
> exact same program that used to be included with Windows. It works
> fine, but I'm not sure it's worth the registration fee.
> RealTerm looked promising after I stumbled through installation
> issues. The documentation says that it _should_ be installed by an
> Administrator user, but in my experience, it _must_ be installed by
> an Administrator. Apparently, there's no way to save RealTerm
> configuration settings, so you have to reconfigure it each time you
> use it or learn the extensive command line parameters to make the
> program launch with your desired settings. The program also isn't
> very interactive--you can't just type in TNC commands like you can
> with HyperTerm. You have to use the "Send" screen, instead.
> Hercules looks like a very comprehensive program, but I could never
> figure out how to send commands to the TNC with it.
> The installation program for Indigo wanted to overwrite a Windows OLE
> .DLL file. I wasn't crazy about that, so I never completed the installation.
> So, what do you guys use to communicate with a T2 in command line
> mode? This was so much easier in the DOS days. Fire up a copy of
> Procomm and have at it. Things have changed.