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sevensix2x51
09-15-2010, 6:48 AM
So, im working in hyperterminal quite a bit, and im tired of it not letting me select my emulation when I connect. It always does that autodetect crap, which never works. I have to disconnect, enter the properties window, and select my emulator so I can use vi editor. I always forget, until after I set my permissions and get where I want to be, so I have to do it twice. Anybody got one that I can set up to default to vt100j? Thanks...

bigmike82
09-15-2010, 9:31 AM
Putty will let you do that, if you change the default connections.

You can also save different connections to HyperTerminal and open different ones as necessary.

sevensix2x51
09-15-2010, 9:45 AM
Nice. I think I heard the bigwigs talking about that program, so maybe I can get me some of that!

Corbin Dallas
09-15-2010, 10:05 AM
PuTTy is free

sevensix2x51
09-15-2010, 10:13 AM
I just have to make sure my company will approve it... they are kind of like software nazis, for their idea of high security...

JDay
09-15-2010, 3:07 PM
Terminate is a really good terminal program, been around since at least the early 90s. Used it all the time back during the BBS days.

http://www.terminate.com/

GlockBlocker
09-15-2010, 3:39 PM
Putty is the easiest. If you needed more common linux features for windows, you could also install cygwin. http://www.cygwin.com/

Corbin Dallas
09-15-2010, 6:45 PM
I just have to make sure my company will approve it... they are kind of like software nazis, for their idea of high security...

There is also SerialTerm which is a CLI TE. However, I'm not sure if it has all the functions of PuTTy.

nick
09-15-2010, 6:51 PM
If you don't mind spending a bit, SecureCRT is a good program. However, PUTTY will do what you're asking for her.

bigmike82
09-15-2010, 9:46 PM
I would push for putty. It's got virtually everything you'll ever need.

sevensix2x51
09-16-2010, 9:55 AM
thanks for the replies! i found a copy of putty, so im going to play with that for a bit and see how i like it.. seems like it has everything i need, and then some! :thumbsup:

bwiese
09-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Another alternative - one that I and others in my group use - is TeraTerm.

Downloadable from various places.

frankDmole
09-16-2010, 11:52 AM
I use putty, and procomm plus.
Putty is a great free app, but procomm plus does so much more, you can setup your own key mapping, build scripts or record key strokes for repetitive tasks.