Restoring Windows Standard Telnet.exe as Default

Restoring Windows Standard Telnet.exe as Default Application

Q – I would like to have the standard Windows 95 telnet (telnet.exe)
as the default telnet application. How can I restore this setting?

A – Here are the steps:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop.
2. Click on the View Menu and select the Folder Options item.
3. Click the File Types tab and scroll down the list of file types to the URL: Telnet Protocol item.
4. Highlight this item and click the Edit button.
5. In the ‘Actions:’ box, highlight the word ‘open’ and click the Edit button.
6. In the “Editing action for type URL:Telnet Protocol” dialog box, clear the HyperTerminal path in the ‘Application used to perform action’ field.
7. Type in ‘rundll32.exe url.dll,TelnetProtocolHandler %l’ in this field.
8. Close these dialog boxes to save your settings.

Screen Size Doesn’t Change

Q: Why doesn’t the terminal screen size change when I make HTPE full screen?
A: The HTPE terminal screen size is determined by the size of the font you are using. It will size itself to display 24 lines of 80 (or 132)
characters of whatever font you’ve selected. If you want a larger terminal screen select a larger font. If you want a smaller terminal screen, select a smaller font size.

You may need to experiment with font selection and size to determine the best choice for readability.

Sending a Break key

Sending a <Break> Key

Q – How do I send a <Break> key?

– To send a break sequence, type the Control key plus the Break key, Ctrl+Break, or <Ctrl><Break>. HTPE also includes the ability to issue an Interrupt Process command which is sometimes necessary when using telnet. That command is issued by <Alt><Break>.

Configuring HTPE to Answer Incoming Calls

HTPE Answers Incoming Calls

Q – How can I get HyperTerminal Private Edition to answer calls?

A – HyperTerminal Private Edition does not have a host mode. If you need a full-featured host mode, you should look at HyperACCESS. HTPE does provide a simple way to wait for calls right on the Call Menu. You must open any connection and make sure it is in a disconnected state. Click the Call menu and select Wait for calls.

How do I get the ANSI display to function properly?

How do I get the ANSI display to function properly?

Use the Terminal font. In HTPE, the Terminal font is the default font.

How do I do downloads and uploads?

How do I do downloads and uploads?

For downloads with Zmodem, just start the download on the host and HTPE will start to receive. For downloads with other protocols, you must start the download on the host and then tell HTPE which file transfer protocol to use to receive. For uploads, you must tell the host to start to receive and which file transfer protocol to use, then tell HTPE what file to send using which protocol. All of these file protocols will timeout if one side starts and doesn’t get an acknowledgment from the other side after a certain period of time.

I would like to use the TTY emulator to access my friend’s TTY machine (TDD)

I would like to use the TTY emulator in HTPE to access my friend’s TTY machine (TDD)
. How can I do this?

HyperTerminal supports the standard TTY emulator based on a seven-bit code called ASCII or an eight-bit code called extended ASCII. Almost all TTY machines for the deaf use the Baudot standard, which being 5-bit, is incompatible with ASCII. Our software will not convert ASCII to Baudot to make a successful connection. A Baudot/ASCII TTY modem is necessary to do the conversion. You may be able to use HyperTerminal if the TTY has an ASCII option.

Why doesn’t HTPE redial when the line is busy?

Why doesn’t HTPE redial when the line is busy?

First check the entry Properties/Connect To tab to make sure that “Redial on busy” is checked. If that is checked, this can occur if the modem you are using is not initialized with the X4 parameter. This tells the modem to return result codes, such as BUSY. We will not redial if we do not see a BUSY code returned from the modem. The best way to tell this is to go into Control Panel/Modems. Highlight your modem and select Properties. Choose the Connection tab. Then click on the Advanced button. You will see a checkbox to “record a log file.” In Windows 95, this filename is MODEMLOG.TXT in your Windows\system directory. Then try to connect to the site. When it does not redial after the line is busy, open this file and look through it to see if the modem sent back BUSY. If not, go back into the Advanced settings and add X4 in the Extra settings field.

How can I set up a key to send my password (or other data) to the host system?

How can I set up a key to send my password (or any other data)
to the host system I am calling?

You can assign your password in HTPE to a key by creating a key macro. Open the entry you created for the host. Click View in the menu bar. Select the Key Macros option from the menu. When the Existing keys dialog displays, click the New button. This will display a dialog with two fields – Key and Action. In the Key field, press the key you want to use (e.g., F5)
. Click in the Action field. Enter the password that you want this key to send to the host (e.g., bowser)
. If you want to include the Enter key as part of your password, press the Insert key then the Enter key. Click OK to save. You will be back on the Existing keys dialog. It will show your selected key and the macro you assigned to it. Click OK to exit the dialog. You can also use key macros to remap function keys to escape sequences, such as <esc[4>. Just make sure you hit the Insert key before keys such as Escape, Tab.

Full Screen Terminal Window

Q – How can I configure the terminal in HTPE to be full screen?

A – Open your connection. Stretch the terminal window to the size that you want. Then click the View menu and select Fonts. Adjust the font size until the white area (active terminal)
fits within the boundaries of the window frame. You should be able to find a font that displays properly on your screen. Be aware, certain font styles are available only in selected sizes. You may end up with a horizontal scroll bar, indicating that not all text would be viewable in the terminal screen. Make your adjustments accordingly.

HyperACCESS, the full featured upgrade, includes a convenient feature that allows you automatically adjust fonts to the size of your terminal window. When you resize the terminal window, the proper font size will automatically be displayed so that all the information is correctly displayed on the terminal screen. You can also hide the toobar (upper frame)
and status bar (lower frame)
to further enhance the terminal size.

To download a trial copy of HyperACCESS, go to: HyperACCESS Trial