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#1 vetneufuse

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 18:40

Yes, hyper terminal that old app from Windows 95 and up...

 

Some of us still use serial ports to communicate to serial consoles on. Anyone have a good free alternative that works on windows 7 x64 and supports serial communication of course




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Posted 16 May 2014 - 18:41

Yes, hyper terminal that old app from Windows 95 and up...

 

Some of us still use serial ports to communicate to serial consoles on. Anyone have a good free alternative that works on windows 7 x64 and supports serial communication of course

 

Putty...great/free app

http://www.putty.org/

 

You can also copy the hyperterminal program/files from an older WinOS and it will work on Win7.

http://h0w2.blogspot...in-windows.html



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:05

Forgot about putty, thanks



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:08

I use putty



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:14

Putty gets my vote too. Only problem is you can't do advanced things like send files over x-modem, etc.



#6 sc302

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:17

putty.  it is the number 1 go to for things like this. 

 

Supports ssh, serial, telnet, rlogin and raw. 

 

was having issues with windows 8 but I think that was the usb to serial cable more than putty.

 

There are putty alternatives....http://alternativeto...software/putty/

 

also a good tftp service for windows computers:

http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

 

for those times you need to update firmware, or backup configs.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:20

Putty gets my vote too. Only problem is you can't do advanced things like send files over x-modem, etc.

There's a couple of forks that support X/Y/Z modem, along with a few other toys that the original doesn't have.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:21

As others have said putty all the way, never had any problems with it :)



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 19:23

Currently using kitty + mRemteNG (both free) and its doing the trick so far for me. Just needs a slight bit of configuration but nothing too complicated.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 20:22

^ I am also a fan of the kitty fork.. have to check out this mRemteNG ;)

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 20:30

Putty gets my vote too. Only problem is you can't do advanced things like send files over x-modem, etc.

There's also SyncTerm (which does some things PuTTy does not - like support Zmodem and uploads over telnet).

 

I would love to find a BBS that supported the Fidonet message boards that you could telnet into.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 20:36

I would love to find a BBS that supported the Fidonet message boards that you could telnet into.

The SynchroNet BBS software does that, by the same authors who do SyncTerm. Supports http, telnet, ssh, rlogin, has mail and news servers, the usual BBS bells and whistles (Fido included), etc etc, quite loaded.  You can hit the author's site at bbs.synchro.net using your choice of protocol, web or terminal, or just synchro.net if you're curious about the software.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 20:37

Fido is still around?? Really?? I might have to check that out!! Are bbs games still around as well barren realms elite use to be my fav! ;)

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 20:44

Fido is still around?? Really?? I might have to check that out!! Are bbs games still around as well barren realms elite use to be my fav! ;)

It does doors too sure,  BRE included.. obviously old MSDOS based games will be rather problematic, especially if you have an x64 OS.  Will need an x86 based OS to run those.  Gah haven't played that one in forever.

http://wiki.synchro.net/howto:door:bre



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 20:48

Yeah I saw that -- I am thinking I might have to fire a bbs up on one of my vps.. I think we could have a neowin bbs, and gets some BRE going, and trade wars, and there a few other fun ones..