HyperTerminal is a program that you can use to connect to other computers, telnet sites, bulletin board systems (BBS), online services, and host computers. HyperTerminal connections are made using a modem, a modem cable (used to emulate modem communication) or an Ethernet connection.
HyperTerminal has other features than connecting to other computers. It can, for example, transfer large files from a computer to your laptop using a serial port instead of requiring you to set up your laptop on a network.
It can help debug the source code of a remote terminal. It can also communicate with old computers based on characters.
HyperTerminal records messages sent to and from the computer or service at the other end of your connection. It can therefore serve as a valuable troubleshooting tool when configuring and using your modem. To make sure your modem is properly connected or to view your modem settings, you can send commands via HyperTerminal and check the results. HyperTerminal also has a scrolling feature that allows you to view the received text that has scrolled off the screen.
Since the Windows 7 version, Hyperterminal is not included with Windows. However, you can still control your serial devices with other methods.
In this tutorial, we will see how to install and use Hyperterminal on Windows 10.
You can also read: How to connect remotely to another computer on Windows 7
Steps to follow in order to run HyperTerminal in Windows 10
1. Download Hyperterminal from the following link.
Or you can copy the hyper-terminal files from Windows XP. Windows XP for HyperTerminal contains 2 files: hypertrm.exe and hypertrm.dll. located under the folder:
1. Program Files Windows NT hypertrm.exe
2. WINDOWS system32 hypertrm.dll
2. Copy these files, in the same folder in your Windows 10. Or Run the hypertrm.exe to start the program.
3. Next, create a program shortcut on the desktop
4. Rename this shortcut to "HyperTerminal" so that you can find it quickly later on.
5. Connect the RS-232 serial cable to the desired equipment.
6. Start HyperTerminal. The first opening of the program requires Windows SmartScreen authorization: Run.
7. Next, set HyperTerminal as the default Telnet program for the system.
8. Set the COM port for the next connections.
9. Finally, connect to the equipment with the correct information.