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Old 01-28-2011, 03:01 PM
kgaudineer kgaudineer is offline
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Using CTRL characters....

I am a new user to SecureCRT. I am trying to get all of my support techs to stop using hyperterm and move to SecureCRT as one of our support tools. A large part of our job is to attach a serial cable to a device so we can configure it or trouble shoot it. Our hardware platform requires that when we first attach to a device we need to press a key combination before we are alowed access. That key combo is CTRL+Y. I have found that when using a serial cable connection I cant get the CTRL+Y key combo to work so we keep having to go back to hyperterm. Is ther a way to setup SecureCRT to send CTRL+Y when we press the CTRL+Y keys on the keyboard?
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:29 PM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
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Hello kgaudineer,

This is likely not a keymap issue, so much as you have not matched the parameters for the serial connection.

In HyperTerm, please verify baud rate (bps), data bits, parity, stop bits and flow control from the COM port properties.

Then be certain in the 'Connection / Serial' category of SecureCRT's Session Options that you are matching these parameters.

If Flow Control is "None" in HyperTerm, you would want the three options "Disabled" in SecureCRT (RTS/CTS is enabled by default).

Once you have matched SecureCRT's configuration to the one you use in HyperTerm, what are the results when you send Ctrl+Y?

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:00 PM
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We just spoke with a customer experiencing the same problem, where Ctrl-Y was apparently not being sent when using Serial protocol to connect to an Avaya switch. As Brenda suggested, flow control was the problem. The solution was to enable XON/XOFF flow control in Session Options / Connection / Serial. We also disabled RTS/CTS, but that may not be required.

Is anyone else able to confirm that XON/XOFF is the solution?
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