How to use Hyper Terminal Emulator to configure, monitor or manage a Cisco Router or Switch
HyperTerminal is terminal emulator software which is included with Windows Operating Systems, up to Windows XP. HyperTerminal is no longer available from Windows Vista onwards. If you are using Windows XP, you can use HyperTerminal to configure, monitor and manage Cisco Routers and Switches. To connect to a Cisco Router or Switch using HyperTerminal, follow these steps.
If your PC Operating System is Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows8 or any GNU/Linux Operating System, use PuTTY terminal emulator to connect to your router.
Make sure that you have correct console connection to Cisco Router or Switch. Connect the RJ45 jack of your console cable to the console port of your Cisco Router or Switch. Connect the other end to the Serial port of your computer. Refer the following link to know more about console port and console cable.
1) Open HyperTerminal by clicking Start > Programs > Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal. You can also type “hypertrm.exe” inside “Run” dialog box and hit enter to open the HyperTerminal terminal emulator.
2) In the “Connection Description” dialog box, Enter a name for the connection and click “OK”.
3) In the “Connect To” dialog box, select the primary COM port. The port number is COM4 in the below example. The port number may be different in your computer. Select the correct port number when you connect from your computer.