I need to verify the serial connection existing between a system running WIN 2000 server and an old one running DOS. I can anything on the WIN 2000 pc (my pc), while I have to touch as little as possible the DOS pc (customer pc in operation).
Based on similar questions i see that I could:
-reboot the DOS pc with a boot disk including mouse.com file
-check the serial mouse is working fine
by doing so I should prove if the DOS side serial port is working fine.
QUESTION 1: can i do that simply using the disk and entering a:\mouse.com and checking the mouse without rebooting the DOS pc ?
QUESTION 2: is there any terminal emulator which I could use for DOS and Windows, so that I can install it on bot machines and check the communication thru null modem cable ?
Any other suggestions to check DOS side serial port (with less impact on operation if possible) ?