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Free HyperTerminal Alternatives

The best free alternative to HyperTerminal is PuTTY, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to HyperTerminal and 14 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to HyperTerminal are Royal TSX, JuiceSSH, YAT - Yet Another Terminal and RXVT.

HyperTerminal alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HyperTerminal.
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  • Windows

HyperTerminal is a terminal emulator capable of connecting to systems through TCP/IP Networks, Dial-Up Modems, and COM...

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  1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

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    Almost everyone thinks PuTTY is a great alternative to HyperTerminal.
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    Royal TSX

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems.

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    JuiceSSH

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • mosh
    • OpenSSH
    • Dropbear SSH Server and Client

    The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.

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  4. Engineering, testing and debugging of serial communication. Supports RS-232/422/423/485 as well as TCP/IP Client/Server/AutoSocket, UDP/IP Client/Server/PairSocket and USB Ser/HID. Optimized for simple command sets of e.g. embedded systems.

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    RXVT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    Discontinued

    Last updated in 2013.

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    HTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    HTerm is a terminal emulator for serial communication.

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    RealTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    RealTerm is a terminal program specially designed for capturing, controlling and debugging binary and other difficult data streams. It is far better for debugging comms than HyperTerminal. It has no support for dialing modems, BBS, etc. - that is what HyperTerminal does.

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    Shellngn

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Shellngn is a cloud based SSH client with SFTP and Telnet support. Manage your servers anywhere you are, with a professional and feature-rich SSH and SFTP Client.

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  9. CuteCom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

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  10. GtkTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gtkterm is a simple GTK+ terminal used to communicate with a serial port. It is has fewer features than minicom, but is designed to be as easy to use as possible.

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