Serial port test

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need a script to check connectivity to a device on my network.  I'm told by vendor that the device should recognize the AT command.

 In some locations this device is connected to a serial port while in other locations it is connected with an ip address.  Can someone suggest the easiest (and free) way to test connectivity.  I do have a dos version of kermit but not certain if I can test both serial and tcpip connections with it.  Any help would be appreciated.
Question by:BigBobBK
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    Windows HyperTerminal supports both dialup (serial port) and telnet connections.
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    by:Ernie Beek
    Please, no hyperterm!
    That program should have been shredded before they programmed it.
    Yes, I have a slight aversion against it ;)
    Instead try putty:
    It does the same and more (and is free :)
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    by:Ernie Beek
    Oh, you can also do scripting with it.

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