HyperTerminal and its Alternatives in Windows® 7
HyperTerminal is a utility which is found in the Accessories folder of Windows. While it carries out a number of activities, it is mainly used for troubleshooting issues with your modem. HyperTerminal is also known as HyperTerm. It is a communications and terminal emulation program that is packed with the Windows operating system. HyperTerminal helps you to connect your system to other distant systems. These systems comprise of computers, bulletin board systems, servers and online services. Though, you need a modem, an Ethernet connection or a null modem cable before you use HyperTerminal. Within HyperTerminal’s user interface, you can detect menus, buttons, icons and messages. This application is a helpful tool mainly for testing if your modem is functioning well and in confirming if you have a steady connection.
Following are the role and features of HyperTerminal and its alternatives in Windows 7:
- Used to set-up effective connection
- Effective communication and transfer of files
- Alternatives to HyperTerminal
Used to set-up effective connection
HyperTerminal is mainly used to set-up a dial-up connection to another system through the internal modem. It can be also used to maintain a connection for data transfer between two computers, such as your desktop computer and a portable computer using the serial ports and for serial port control of external devices or systems such as scientific instruments, robots, or radio communications stations. HyperTerminal can be utilized as a troubleshooting tool when setting up and using a modem.
Effective communication and transfer of files
The communication with the user of the computer on the other side of the distant connection is made possible through the scroll feature of HyperTerminal. This is a feature that can permit the user to get and view texts on the screen in addition to the capability to send your own text messages. Another distinguished feature of HyperTerminal is its option that helps you to transfer files from your desktop computer onto a portable device, such as a laptop computer via a serial port.
There are some programs that can be used as alternatives to HyperTerminal in Windows 7. HyperTerminal Private Edition is a commercial terminal emulation program which can be used to communicate with serial COM ports, dial-up modems and TCP/IP networks. TeraTerm is a terminal emulator and SSH module that can support IPv6, SSH1, SSH2, Telnet, serial ports and file transfer protocols, such as XMODEM, Kermit, ZMODEM, B-PLUS, etc.
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