OBJECTIVE or GOAL
Configure Hyperterminal to monitor the communications of a Waters Mass Spectrometer
- Windows 7
- Windows XP
- Start the Hyperterminal program
- Confirm if Hyperterminal should be the default telnet program on the PC and click Yes or No
- If this is the first time Hyperterminal has been run configure the Location and dialing rules:
- Complete the Location Information (although this is not used in this mode)
- On the Dialing Rules pane select a location and click OK
- On the Connection Description pane enter a system name. (If saved, this connection type can be reused.)
- 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.
- On Connect To pane select COM1 (or the PC port used)
- 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)
- Click OK
- Press the return key. An arrow should appear indicating the system is connected
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.