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Old 04-09-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Question Have you used a free Terminal Emulator for Windows?

Hello, What is a good and free terminal emulator for use with Windows? I love Minicom on Linux CentOS and have used HyperTerminal years ago on Windows XP. Now that I need something free for Windows again, I am looking for something like Hyperterminal, but very free. Please post any suggestions. Thank you!

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Old 04-09-2009, 10:18 AM   #2
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Have you looked at puTTY?

Link here:

If you mainly want to ssh or telnet into other boxes. This tool is great.

PS.: It also has a Symbian port: which I use to check my boxes when I'm around. Nifty.

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I use puTTY to connect to my boxes though SSH.
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puTTY! and I also use WinSCP if you want to transfer files to/from windows/linux
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #6
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Very nice. Thanks for the input, I will try them out. Will they all work with XP? I will not be using Vista for my router configs. Oh yes I forgot to mention I will be teaching myself how to do router configurations on cisco IOS, that is why I need free terminal emulation software.
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AFAIK Hyperterminal is still very free with XP (but not Vista)
As stated PuTTY would also be a good choice.
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...puTTY, Cygwin, AFAIK, WinSCP. If there are any others, post them because I am still compiling names to see what works for me. I probably won't give them a try until next weekend. I'll follow up with some feedback. Thanks for the help everyone.


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