In an earlier post, Arduino and Windows HyperTerminal were discussed. However, HyperTerminal allows only a set of fixed baud rates and does not cover all possible baud rates that the Arduino Serial supports. For example, these rates are not possible with HyperTerminal: 14400, 28800. On Windows 7, HyperTerminal is not available by default.
It seems that PuTTY is a good alternative. This is a simple memo for using with my Arduino. I use the default settings, other than circled fields below:
Also the Terminal needs a bit of adjustment to display my local commands:
The good thing with PuTTY is that I can use whatever baud rate I want.