HyperTerminal (also known as HyperTerm) is a communications and terminal emulation program that comes with the Windows operating system, beginning with Windows 98.

HyperTerminal can be used to set up a dial-up connection to another computer through the internal modem using Telnet or to access a bulletin board service (BBS) in another computer. It can also be used to set up a connection for data transfer between two computers (such as your desktop computer and a portable computer) using the serial ports and for serial-port control of external devices or systems such as scientific instruments, robots, or radio communications stations. HyperTerminal can also be used as a troubleshooting tool when setting up and using a modem. You can send commands through HyperTerminal to make sure that your modem is connected properly.

Developed by Hilgraeve from a more comprehensive communications program called HyperACCESS, HyperTerminal has features similar to the Linux program, minicom. In Windows XP, HyperTerminal can be located from the Start menu (Start-->Programs-->Accessories-->Communications-->HyperTerminal.

This was last updated in November 2005

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Is there a HYPERTERMINAL application for Windows 10 OS with a 64-bit machine?


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