hyperterminal like program in OS X

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  1. hhyy6634 macrumors newbie

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    hi, is there any program in OS X like hyperterminal in windows that can let me setup routers or switches?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Applications>Utilities>Terminal is what you're after, I believe.
     
  3. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Telnet or SSH via Terminal only works if you have a configured network connection on the device.

    You would need a terminal emulation programm such as ZTerm http://homepage.mac.com/dalverson/zterm/ and a USB-Serial connector.
    I have had good success with USB-Serial connectors using the FDTI chipset.
     
  4. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    You are talking via serial connection? I played with a few graphical terminals a few years ago who could do that but I never was happy with them and hence forgot their names.

    What I essentially use, is the "screen" utility installed via macports, point it to the right usb2serial device and there it goes.
     
  5. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular

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    You can use the standard terminal application to connect to a USB RS232 adaptor, I'm at work at the moment, if I remember I'll update the post with how to do it when I get back home.

    Jellyfissh is quite good if you need a nice front end to terminal.

    However I've not come across anything as good as PuTTY that is MS Windows only :(
     
  6. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    You might like to hear that PuTTY has been potted for use on MacOSX.
     
  7. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular

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    Cheers I'll check it out, does it use fugly GTK ?
     
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    There are numerous terminal emulator apps available for the Mac. Some operate exclusively via TCP/IP. Others operate over a variety of protocols. You want one that can operate over a serial line. ZTerm is good, but it has not been updated since the Garfield Administration. For my money, MacWise can't be beat. For a free serial line-compatible terminal emulator, you should give CoolTerm a close look. Miracle of miracles, it is still in active development.
     
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    I set up a session in Jellyfissh to do a ssh to the loopback address that just runs screen :-

    ssh -c 3des -2 -l userid -t 127.0.0.1 -p 22 screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600;exit

    screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600 << that would work from terminal.
     
  10. hhyy6634 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for the input guys!

    Dose it work via usb2serial device? if it dose, ill get one of those devices


    yes, I am trying to do that via serial connection, the router only comes with serial cable. If i cant get it work in OS X,would it be possible to do it on bootcamp windows?
     
  11. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    No.

    For USB <> RS232, I use either ZTerm or CoolTerm (Usually ZTerm). I use both IOGear and Kensington adapters.

    Both those adapters should work fine in Windows (BootCamp). They also work through Parallels as COM ports, if you want to run in a VM.
     
  12. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm using, you just need the correct drivers for it.
     
  13. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Which application are you using?
     
  14. NogbadTheBad, Nov 11, 2010
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    I use a Belkin USB - RS232 device which uses the Prolific drivers ( PL2303_1.2.1r2.dmg )

    I set up a session in Jellyfissh to do a ssh to the loopback address that just runs screen, that way I don't need to remember the device name :)

    Jellyfissh spawns the following :-

    ssh -c 3des -2 -l userid -t 127.0.0.1 -p 22 screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600;exit

    Or you could run the following from terminal, change 9600 to whatever baud rate required :-

    screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600
     
  15. xgambit3 macrumors newbie

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    SecureCRT from VanDyke just released a Mac version of their software and it supports telnet/ssh/serial connections. It does cost $99US but I have been using it with my USB serial adapter without problems.
     
  16. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    I have had good success with the following adapter cables: http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBRS232.htm

    They have driver for almost all operating systems incl. OSX
     

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