Establish a HyperTerminal Connection with a Device
Microsoft's HyperTerminal is one of the most commonly used terminal emulator
programs. This document explains how to set up a connection with it.
Step 1 Connect
the black RJ-45 console serial cable from your terminal.
Step 2 Connect
the other end of the console cable to the modem or router. See Figure
1 and Figure 2.
Figure 1 PC to Router
Figure 2 PC to Modem
Step 3 On
the Windows Start menu, select .
The Run dialog appears.
Figure 3: The Windows
Step 4 In
the field, type hypertrm.exe,
and click . The HyperTerminal splash screen
appears while HyperTerminal loads.
Figure 4: HyperTerminal
HyperTerminal then appears, open to the Connection Description
Figure 5: HyperTerminal
Connection Description dialog
Step 5 On
the Connection Description screen, for Name type "Cisco" and
select an icon for the definition, and click .
The Connect To dialog appears.
Figure 6: HyperTerminal
Connect To dialog
Step 6 On the Connect To dialog, select your primary COM
port (COM2 in the example above) for the field, and click . (The ,
fields are not used.) The COMn Properties dialog appears.
Figure 7: HyperTerminal
COMn Properties dialog
Step 7 On the COMn Properties dialog, make the following
selections, then click :
settings in the Hyper Terminal need to be set correctly; otherwise,
strange-looking or garbage characters may show up on the screen.
If you are experiencing problems, make sure
the router or modem is powered on, you are attached to the
proper Com Port and verify your cabling is working.
Without these correct settings, a Cisco
router may display information, but does not accept any keystrokes,
making it appear as if it is hung, or has crashed. If the
default settings do not produce better results, your router
may have been configured to use non-standard settings. To
verify, try to connect at different speeds until you get a
Step 8 To prove you have a valid connection
to a modem, type "AT" and you should receive "OK"
back from the modem. For a router, hit the enter key and you should see
the router prompt.
You should now be communicating with the router or Modem.