I faced the same problem when I had to configure a device that required connection to a VT100 terminal. I could not find anything like the Windows's Hyperterminal to meet my needs. A very simple and convenient solution was to use "Get Console" with Redpark C2-RJ45 cable. I realized that I no longer need Windows terminal. This application provides an interface similar to the on in Windows Hyperterminal and has all the functions available. Connection is made by plugging the cable at both ends and running the application. Afterward, everything is automatic because of advanced features that it offers.