RealTerm Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to RealTerm for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is YAT - Yet Another Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to RealTerm and ten of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to RealTerm are Tera Term (Free, Open Source), HTerm (Free), Hercules SETUP (Free Personal) and Bray++ Terminal (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. 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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      YAT has allot of features that are good for Embedded Systems development.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Tera Term (Pro) is a free software terminal emulator (communication program) for MS-Windows. It supports VT100 emulation, telnet connection, serial port connection, and so on.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      HTerm is a terminal emulator for serial communication.
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      Some users think HTerm is a great alternative to RealTerm, some don't.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Hercules SETUP utility is a useful serial port terminal (RS-485 or RS-232), UDP/IP terminal and TCP/IP Client Server terminal. It was created for HW group internal use only, but today its includes many functions in one utility and its Freeware!
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      • Windows
      HyperTerminal is a terminal emulator capable of connecting to systems through TCP/IP Networks, Dial-Up Modems, and COM ports. Until Windows XP, it is included with the operating system, but, starting from Windows Vista, it has to be bought separately.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The idea is to create a simple and good looking terminal for being able to transmit to and from electronic boards and hardware. It can be configured to show data in hex or string format. It allows manual configuration of the port to use.
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    3. An alternative to Hercules SETUP by a user of Hercules. Tried to improve it where the author found it difficult to use. Ability to send ASCII and hex mixed, Imprved file saving added scripting, HEX view, etc.
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      • Windows
      Listen32 tap into RS-232 transmit signals for monitoring bi-directional communications between two devices. Two COM ports are used in the listening device, the receive line of each connected to the transmit line of one of the communicating devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.
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