In the world of intercommunications between electronic and technological devices, we have a wide variety of methods to connect to other users, some more advanced and up-to-date, and others not so much but that can establish the connection.
From several versions of Windows back, one of these methods was created for Microsoft devices: HyperTerminal, and it allowed the connection and even manipulation of one device from another. If you want to know more about this, and try this method, keep reading.
What is HyperTerminal and what is it for?
It is an old program that allowed the connection between 2 or more Windows devices to execute actions between them. This communication could occur through a serial port such as the COM port; and this connection is also established through a network created in the TCP / IP protocol.
HyperTerminal has been used since Windows XP came out through other software and commands that are in disuse , and there are alternatives for its function, alternatives that are more efficient and secure.
Now the devices intercommunicate with others through other methods, easy to manipulate and without complications to command, such as Telnet, which is a way of using HyperTerminal.
This program is considered obsolete because there are already others that are more indispensable in the functioning of communication, but it is possible to use it today if you have the correct program and the necessary settings.
As of Windows 7, this tool is no longer part of the Microsoft Windows package , and getting it is more tedious in Windows 7, 8 and 10, than in previous versions.
How to download and install HyperTerminal on Windows 10, 8 and 7?
Due to its disuse, which is only for convenience and comfort, the HyperTerminal is no longer found in Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 , and therefore the option is to get it through an external source, already exported from a device that contains said program in its configuration, or through a download process.
A simple way to obtain this software is by extracting it from another device that has it in its internal configuration. An example of this is a laptop or computer running Windows XP or, failing that, Windows Vista.
The process consists of extracting the file and installer from a device with some of these two versions of Windows, through a medium that can store it, such as a pendrive, and insert it into the computer of your choice.
It is also valid if one of these versions is installed on this computer. And it is as if it were to install another Offline program in Windows.
Through the other process, downloading , it is possible to search the internet for the installer and when finding it from a safe source, download it and install it on the device as if it were installing Microsoft Office on Windows , for example.
How to configure and use HyperTerminal in Windows 10, 8 and 7?
In the configuration and use of Hyperterminal we must take into account a simple process that consists of 6 steps, just by following it from Windows XP, you will already have this program configured on the laptop with Windows 7, 8 and 10.
So, in step 1, follow this sequence: START> PROGRAMS> ACCESSORIES> COMMUNICATIONS> HyperTerminal. Several icons will appear, of which you will have to select one, give it a name and then click OK (step 2).
A window will appear (step 3) with the name CONNECT TO, and in ‘connect using’ we will select the serial port, which can be COM. Step 4 will be a configuration that depends on the device used, a COM Properties window will appear. In it we can put 9600 in ‘Bits per second’, and None in ‘Flow control’.
In step 5 we will see inside the HyperTerminal program and click on ENTER. There we already have the software configured to establish the connection. And step 6 consists only of two windows: one in case we want to disconnect and the other in case we want to save the session in COM.
From Windows 7, 8 and 10, depending on the resources of your computer, you will complete the steps explained and you will immediately be connected through HyperTerminal.