In this article, we will configure SecureCRT terminal program on Windows operating system, which is used frequently in system and network management and provides secure management of devices such as Router and Server.
How to Setup SecureCRT on Windows 10
What is SecureCRT?
It is a Windows Terminal emulator that supports SSH1, SSH2, Telnet, Rlogin, Serial, TAPI and RAW protocols developed by VanDyke Software.
The latest version of program for Windows operating systems is 8.7.2.
What Does it Do?
It secures data for administrator user accounts when configuring a device. With this software, you can manage your network and maximize your information security.
It also supports SSH2, SSH1, Telnet, Serial, and Raw protocols on all platforms. On a Windows operating system, it supports only Telnet/TLS, RLogin and TAPI protocols.
Run the SecureCRT.exe installation file as an administrator.
Extracting the Msi installation package…
In the InstallShield Wizard window, click the Next button to start the installation.
Accept the license agreement for the VanDyke software and click Next.
In the Profile Options, it is recommended to select the Personal Profile option to protect your personal data. Select the profile you want to use and click Next.
In the Setup Type, select Complete and click the Next button.
Check the following options for the application icons and click Next.
Create a program group
Add a desktop shortcut
In this step, after confirming the installation settings and location, click the Install button.
After completing the program’s installation, click Finish.
Double-click on the shortcut created on your desktop to run the terminal program.
You can use it for 30 days free of charge. To accept the license agreement, click the I Agree button.
To set a password for the security purpose when you run the terminal software, select With a configuration passphrase and set a password and click OK.
If you want to run it without prompting for a password, check the Without a configuration passphrase option and complete the setup.
The first opening view of the program is as follows. Close the Quick Connect window.
After completing the VanDyke installation, you can check the version of the program from the Help / About section.
How to Create a New Session to Connect to an ADSL Modem/Router
Using SecureCRT is pretty simple and easy. For example, you can configure a Telnet connection to connect and configure your ADSL Modem.
Follow these steps to create a new session in the terminal emulator.
With this program, you can also connect and configure network devices such as Cisco Router and Cisco Switch used in GNS3.
Open the terminal emulator program and click on the New Session button in Session Manager.
In the New Session Wizard window, in the Protocol section, select Telnet and click Next.
Configure the IP address, Port number and Firewall settings of the device you want to connect to, and then click Next.
If you want to make a Telnet connection to an ADSL Modem only, configure SecureFX Protocol as None and click Next.
Type a name and description for the new session and click the Finish button.
Double-click on the connection you created in the Sessions section.
As you can see in the picture below, we connected to the ADSL Modem through the local network.
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