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 Telnet Clients for Windows 2000

Our Top Picks:   

AbsoluteTelnet Size: 2.0Mb Shareware
AbsoluteTelnet is a fully functional sponsored implementation of Celestial software's telnet product. As a 32-bit multi-threaded app, it is as fast as lightning and responds quickly to user input even when heavily loaded. It features rock-solid VT100 emulation,  a Windows style toolbar and status bar for easy access to commands and status information, and supports all VT screen attributes including bold, underline, and blinking text.

HyperTerminal Private Edition Size: 740k Freeware
HyperTerminal Private Edition is a more powerful version of HyperTerminal, which comes in Windows 95, Windows 98, and NT 4.0. This award winning freeware allows you to define key macros, save keystrokes, or adapt to host systems that require special keys or command sequences, assign passwords, user ID's and host commands to a single key, select terminal screen size and colors to take advantage of host systems that let you adjust the number or rows and columns displayed, set the program to automatically exit after you log out, use pass-through printing to allow host systems to print directly to the users printer, and conduct multiple simultaneous telnet sessions. If also features Zmodem crash recovery, TCP/IP support for accessing telnet sites on the Internet, auto-redial busy telephone numbers, and Set HTPE as your default telnet client.
Quick3270 Size: 609K Shareware: $30.00
A powerful, highly reliable 32-bit Windows software that connects PCs to IBM mainframes and midranges. Good integration with the Windows user interface and the easy to use of the software will save you money for training costs and help desk call. Quick3270 is an OLE Automation Server. This feature allows you to automate,  in an easy and standard way, the data exchange between your host and your Windows application. A lot of advanced functions and the low pricing makes Quick3270 the 3270/5250 connectivity solution with the best performance/price relationship on the market.
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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