Tera Term

Screenshot of Tera Term 4.106, a terminal emulation app for the Windows operating system.
Free Open Source
TeraTerm Project
Windows 10 8 7
PC Type:
32-bit, 64-bit · x86_x64
Jun 9, 2021
4.106 (download)


Fernando Ortega

A free terminal emulation app.

A review by Fernando Ortega

Tera Term (or TeraTerm) is a free and open source terminal emulation application which can function as a telnet or SSH client.

The application features support for a number of terminal types from DEC VT100 to DEC VT382. It includes a built-in macro scripting language which can be used to automate certain tasks.

Tera Term features a clean user interface which allows its users to complete tasks in an orderly fashion. Simply setup a host by inputting a remote address, port number and optional commands to perform when connecting to a host. It works as a nice alternative to PuTTY.

The setup of this client include a number of options that may be configured like installation of TTSSH, CygTerm, LogMeTT, TTLEdit, TTProxy, etc. A number of plugins can also be used when installing Term Term.

Options for the SSH/Telnet client include terminal setup (selection of terminal emulation, terminal size, answerback, etc.), SSH authentication options including cipher control, general TCP/IP settings and more. These options can be saved for future settings as an INI file.

In conclusion, Tera Term is a simple and straightforward client that can connect to a number of different hosts that includes options to customize terminal emulation with different encryption options.

Tera Term 4.106 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from ssh/telnet clients without restrictions. Tera Term 4.106 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows. As an open source project, you are free to view the source code and distribute this software application freely.