I am looking for an alternative (or maybe extension for) to PuTTY. While PuTTY does everything I need, it lacks one feature that I would very much like to have: To give a selection of all present COM Ports to choose from.
Working with USB to Serial adapters, the COM port number they get assigned by Windows is not always consistent. Especially when working with different adapters. The workflow of having to check the Windows device manager for available COM ports is quite annoying and requires Admin privileges, so I am looking for a PuTTY alternative that shows me the available COM Ports.
In other aspects PuTTY is working fine, so a PuTTY version that just replaces the freetext field for the COM port with a drop-down of available ports would already be enough.
- Runs on Windows
- free, ideally also for commercial use
- List available COM ports
- able to log output to a text file
- able to set port settings within the program (baud rate, flow control, etc.)
Nice to have:
- able to do SSH as well
- should work without admin privileges