Oct 162009

HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows. There are several options you can use to replace its functionality.

  • If you only need remote shell access, you can use WinRS (Windows Remote Shell), new in Windows Vista. To get help with WinRS, type winrs /? at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
  • Telnet is a simple, text-based program that you can use to connect to another computer over the Internet.
  • If you previously used HyperTerminal to troubleshoot modem problems, use Phone and Modem Options instead
  • Open Phone and Modem Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Phone and Modem Options.

Note:-You might need to provide information, such as your country or region and any special phone dialing rules, in the Location Information dialog box before you can access the Phone and Modem Options dialog box.

  • Realterm is a terminal program specially designed for capturing, controlling and debugging binary and other difficult data streams. It is far better for debugging comms than Hyperterminal. It has no support for dialing modems, BBS etc – that is what hyperterminal does.Download Realterm from here


You can use tera term for alternative to HyperTerminal

Download teraterm from here


Use Absolute Telnet program Download from here


If you want (or just because you get used to it) you can still use old XP Hyper terminal. Just extract two files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe. You can put them anywhere on the disk, no installation required. Of course, for that you need to have XP to extract files from.


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  4 Responses to “Alternatives to HyperTerminal in windows 7”

  1. I need to download the OLD XP version of Hyperterminal to use in Vista. But I cant find anywhere to download the old version…. Anyone please help !!

  2. Rob.. I see you want Hyper terminal..extract from xp, Hypertrm.dll & hypertrm.exe.then put them on your desktop

  3. Mike thanks for the suggestion. Please advise how to extract these files from XP?

  4. Instead of Hyperterminal, you might try AbsoluteTelnet/SSH from Celestial Software. It supports telnet and ssh, as well as serial, dialup, and sftp!

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