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How to set up Hyperterminal - WKB17402

Article number: 17402

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

Configure Hyperterminal to monitor the communications of a Waters Mass Spectrometer

ENVIRONMENT

  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Hyperterminal

PROCEDURE

  1. Start the Hyperterminal program
  2. Confirm if Hyperterminal should be the default telnet program on the PC and click Yes or No
  3. If this is the first time Hyperterminal has been run configure the Location and dialing rules:
  4. Complete the Location Information (although this is not used in this mode)
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  5.  On the Dialing Rules pane select a location and click OK
  6. On the Connection Description pane enter a system name. (If saved, this connection type can be reused.)

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  1. Connect an RS232 cable between the MS COM port and the PC - usually COM1 port. COM1 is typically used, but it depends on where the cable plugs into the PC.
  2. On Connect To pane select COM1 (or the PC port used)

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  1. Click Restore Defaults to use the higher data collection rate of 9,600 bps (unless connecting to a newer MS e.g. Xevo G2-XS, in which case select 115,200 bps or higher)

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  1. Click OK
  2. Press the return key. An arrow should appear indicating the system is connected

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

See the document on how to setup a Hyperterminal log.

To monitor the boot sequence of MS systems, an RS232 cable with the COM1 port is used because this connection remains open even when TCP/IP (ethernet) connections are interrupted.

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