How to use HyperTerminal as a Serial Port Monitor

To use HyperTerminal as a serial port monitor or dumb terminal

  1. Connect the system you are monitoring to the serial port.
  2. Open the HyperTerminal Software and create a new connection.
  3. Enter a name for your connection and click OK.
  4. Select your COM port under “connect using”.
  5. Click Configure, and make sure that the port settings match those required by the system you are connecting to. Click OK.
  6. Click OK again to connect. Once connected you should see the text as it is received by the serial port.
  7. If you need to capture non-text data as well you can do this by clicking Transfer, Capture Text, Start.