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Windows 7: Hardware modems... the dialup kind

27 Jan 2011   #1
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Hardware modems... the dialup kind

A couple weeks ago, I found my ol' Dynalink 56k voice modem!
Just yesterday, I found the power supply for it!
My luck was improving when I found a serial cable 5 mins ago!

I hoard a lot of stuff :-D, and I'm sure you do too...

Anyway, got it up and running. But my luck ran out when I realised there's no more HyperTerminal in Win7!

So to save it from being a blinking beeping paperweight, does anyone have or know of an HT alternative? Or something else that's good to play with?


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27 Jan 2011   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

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27 Jan 2011   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Wow, I don't think any of my PCs have the serial port anymore :), definitely not the laptops. My new laptop has USB 3, eSATA, and HDMI. That's it.
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27 Jan 2011   #4
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

When I figure out what to do with it, I might just plug it into my XP machine later.

Laptops with serial ports are rare these days, I've been looking for one too...
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27 Jan 2011   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I don't know why you would want to go back to a dialup modem unless it's the only thing avalible but good luck
Fabe
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27 Jan 2011   #6
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

That's an old modem. Some of my clients on AS400 systems still use dialup access. For them the common solution is to get them on USR Courier modems, they support nearly all major protocols and work flawlessly.
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27 Jan 2011   #7
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

I dont want to go back to it...
I just found it, and revived it for poo's and giggles.

In my old band, we had a saying:
Every once in a while, go back to your roots.
If we lose sight of the past, we'll never appreciate how far we've come, and where we can go to.
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27 Jan 2011   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Good saying!
And I'm with you on playing with old things in new systems. It's not fun yet until the sparks fly out!

Anyway, from our good friends at Wikipedia:
HyperACCESS is the name for a number of successive computer communications software, made by Hilgraeve.
It was the first software product from Hilgraeve, and it was initially designed to let 8-bit Heath computers communicate over a modem. In 1985 this same product was ported to IBM PCs and compatible systems, as well as Heath/Zenith's Z-100 non PC-compatible MS-DOS computer. Over the years the same version of this technology would be ported to other operating systems including OS/2, Windows 95 and Windows NT. It has earned a total of five Editor's Choice awards from PC Magazine.
In 1995 Hilgraeve licensed a low-end version of HyperACCESS, known as HyperTerminal (essentially a "Lite" version) to Microsoft for use in their set of communications utilities. It was initially bundled with Windows 95, and subsequently all versions of Windows up to and including Windows XP. Windows Vista and Windows 7 do not include HyperTerminal, though the commercial products HyperTerminal Private Edition and HyperACCESS support all versions of Windows up to and including Windows 7.
Now you just need to score a free version!
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27 Jan 2011   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

If you look at the second link I posted earlier and have access to a copy of XP
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You could also use the old XP Hyper terminal. Just extract two files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe. You can put them anywhere on the disk, no installation required. Of course, for that you need to have XP to extract files from."-Quote from that link
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