Now a day new laptops not coming with serial/COM (RS232) port that we need to access and configure the Networking devices using console port via Hyperterminal terminal emulator. USB to Serial adapter Connection USB to Serial adapter can solve this problem. Using USB to Serial adapter device you can create a serial RS232 port with easy and you can use it to access your cisco console via Hyperterminal. Find the below procedure to connect console port of Cisco device using USB to Serial adaptor via HyperTerminal. 1. Install USB to Serial adaptor drivers 2. Next check the drivers properly installed for USB to Serial adapter. 3. After Driver software installation, remove the connectivity between Laptop and Router, Reconnect it. You should get “ready to use” message right-hand bottom on your laptop. 4. Next go to the Device […]
Capture Cisco Router output: Microsoft HyperTerminal is one of the most commonly used terminal emulator programs. This document explains how to use some HyperTerminal features with Cisco routers. If you want to capture the output of long show commands like show tech-support, show run or Router debug commands, Instead of you simply use copy and paste the output of the commands, you can use the Capture Text option from your HyperTerminal as explained below: 1. Select Transfer from the menu bar on your HyperTerminal program, and choose the Capture Text option from the pull-down menu 2. In dialog box that is displayed, create the name of the file you want to send to the engineer. Then click Start. 3. Enter the terminal length 0 command in router privilege mode. ciscoconsole# terminal length 0 The terminal length command […]
In this post I covered how to use Putty as HyperTerminal in Windows Vista or Windows 7 machines. HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows Operating systems. There are several options you can use to replace its functionality. Earlier I covered how to use XP HyperTerminal client in Windows Vista or Windows 7. Download Putty: Download and use open source Putty terminal software. You can get Putty and click here for Download. For Laptops: 1. First install DB 9 to USB converter drivers in your Laptop. Plug in your console cable to Cisco router, connect other end to DB9 to USB converter and plug in USB in your Vista or Windows 7 Laptop. 2. Now, you have to check the communication port (COM port) number from Computer Management (Start –> Control Panel –> Administrative Tools –> Computer Management –> Device Manager and look at Port (COM & LPT).
In this article i will tell you how to install the Windows XP’s HyperTerminal software client on Windows Vista or Windows 7. HyperTerminal is a Windows XP application that helps you to connect your computer to other Network devices for configure, perform regular maintenance operations. But Windows Vista or Windows 7 do not include this application by default. Other alternatives for HyperTerminal also available on free or paid basis. You can extract Windows XP Hyper terminal files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe from I386 directory in Windows XP CD and paste them any directory on the Windows 7 or Vista machine, no installation required.
What is HyperTerminal? HyperTerminal is a terminal emulator program that runs in Windows. HyperTerminal offers you a text-based command prompt on a remote device for the serial devices like a Cisco devices. It can be used for devices directly connected to your PC’s serial port OR a network device. In the case of the network, HyperTerminal is simply using the telnet protocol. We have to configure most of Cisco devices from Command line interface using console port on the Cisco Router or Switch and they do not have a graphical Web-based interface by default. Most of the people use HyperTerminal because it is included free with Windows. Wide variety of serial terminal emulation programs available in market, you can use any one. This article will show you HyperTerminal settings to configure a Cisco device. Cisco Console HyperTerminal Settings in Windows XP: 1. To run HyperTerminal, Click Start – All Programs – […]