What Terminal Emulator Do You Use?

Danielh22185Danielh22185 Member Posts: 1,195 ■■■■□□□□□□
Hey guys,

Trying to get a good idea on what terminal emulator I should be using with GNS3. I like the look of Secure CRT but don't want to pay the $99 for it. Any other cheap / free ones you might suggest?
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  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran Member Posts: 2,338 ■■■■■■■■□□
    For CCNP/CCIE you'll be accessing labs with many devices, so you should prefer one that supports tabs. PuTTY Connection Manager and SecureCRT both fit the bill. I've used/evaluated both and have yet to find a compelling reason to prefer one over the other so take your pick.

    If $100 matters to you, PuttyCM is probably the way to go.
  • mattaumattau Member Posts: 218
    if for basic windows puttycm if you can get it to work (mine was working fine for about a year then for no reason just completely stuffed up and couldnt get it to work again- many others have had the same issues) otherwise puttytabs is just as good however gets abit annoying having to open every window up vs puttycm where u can just go "open all"

    I use ubuntu with konsole and built a custom script to open all my tabs when i boot up my labs.
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  • MrBishopMrBishop Member Posts: 229
    Putty session manager is the way to go! PuTTY Session Manager
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  • dead_p00ldead_p00l Member Posts: 136
    Putty is pretty much the standard as far as freeware. SecureCRT is pretty much the standard if you dont mind spending the money. I primarily use SecureCRT but will use Putty also. It really all depends on what features you're looking for and what you get used to.
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  • MrBishopMrBishop Member Posts: 229
    I just reinstalled SecureCrt because the tabs make things easier but putty session manager is good for freeware
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  • drkatdrkat Banned Posts: 703
    SecureCRT but only because work has multi-licenses otherwise putty or teraterm
  • jovan88jovan88 Member Posts: 393
    I use SuperPutty
  • TLeTourneauTLeTourneau Well ain't that shiny! Member Posts: 616 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Putty with Remote Desktop Manager works well for me.
    Thanks, Tom

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  • kaytauruskaytaurus Member Posts: 28 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • Nate--IRL--Nate--IRL-- Member Posts: 103 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Xterm believe it or not.

    Nate
  • nerdydadnerdydad Member Posts: 261
    If you are a student you can get SecureCRT for I believe $20. That's what I did.
  • Carl_S_901Carl_S_901 Member Posts: 105
    nerdydad wrote: »
    If you are a student you can get SecureCRT for I believe $20. That's what I did.

    SWEET!

    Thanks for this tip.



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  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Member Posts: 844
    I have always used CryptoTerm. I got it as freeware a few years ago.
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