Setting Correct Parameters on Startup

If this is the first time you're running HyperTerminal , Windows will ask several questions regarding your location. Your answers are later used for modem connections -- these settings aren't necessary for direct serial or TCP/IP communication (the types of communication used for the Device Server).

After answering the questions regarding location (or if the location is already configured), you might get the following dialog:


As covered above, HyperTerminal can be used for telnet communications, and can also be the system default for telnet communication (i.e, the program which the system runs by default whenever telnet is needed). This setting, too, isn't vital to our purposes. Select whichever setting seems appropriate to you.

The next dialog is often the first dialog, in systems which are already configured. It is titled Connection Description , and looks like this:


Here you can select a descriptive name for your connection (such as "To DS100"), and also an icon for the connection. Select these settings and click OK.

The next dialog, Connect To , is used to configure the communication method and destination for this connection:


By default, HyperTerminal tries to configure a connection using a modem (if one is installed). However, we don't need a modem for our configuration. As covered above, we usually need one of two connection types: TCP/IP connection, or a direct serial connection.


Naturally, you would need a device server for this, and you have to connect it to a power source (Power supply) which is appropriate for it.

You may skip to the section dealing with the connection type you'd like to establish:

Establishing a TCP/IP Connection with a Device Server
Establishing a Serial Connection with a Device Server