Hyperterminal not connecting to Cisco Routers

Not sure if anyone else has experienced this problem but it seems like Ihave a lot of issues with HyperTerminal 6.3 connecting to Cisco routers.

For example from my Windows box I have HyperTerminal 6.3 installed. If I try and connect to the Cisco router over the WAN link I get nothing (it says connected but I don't see anything - and eventually is disconnects). If I use Microsoft's built in Telnet it connects quick and I can use it no problem, etc. I've had this problem connecting to multiple routers of varying kinds. ie Cisco 1800, 2600, 2800, 3600 and so on.

I'd rather use HyperTerminal over Telnet. Is it the emulation mode wrong? It is set to Auto right now.

Also, I can connect to that same router no problem with Hyper Terminal 5.0 on a different Windows machine.
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Gareth GudgerAsked:
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Often when I use Hyperterminal to talk to Cisco routers, the terminal session seems to 'miss' the login prompt, leaving me looking at an empty window.  Usually, just hitting Enter once after the connection is made will give me a new login prompt.
Hi diggisaur,

Are you limited to only using HyperTerminal? If not, I would strongly recommend using PuTTY - simply the best telnet/SSH/serial client around!

You can find it for download, here: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html



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I can't believe I failed to mention PuTTY. I only use Hyperterminal when my clients don't wish me to install it on their machines for, oddly, security reasons.
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Gareth GudgerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ghoti. I've often seen that problem myself. I should have mentioned hitting enter a few times does not either.

I can give PuTTY a go. It has been a while since I used it last. Probably a few years.
Gareth GudgerAuthor Commented:
Although will keep this open a while longer to see if anyone has a definitive answer on the HyperTerminal problem.
I use Hyperterm 6.3 on both XP and Vista for years and have never had a problem using it as a telnet client. handy to use it to record a session.
Have you tried re-installing it?
Gareth GudgerAuthor Commented:
Ive got this problem currently on two machines. One is Vista SP1 and the other is Server 2003.
I thought hyperterm was only supposed to work through the console port.
Actually, if you look in the "Connect To" dialog, under the "Connect using:" drop-down menu, you will notice an option labeled TCP/IP (Winsock).

If you select this option, the dialog changes from a dial-up option, to the standard host/port options...
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