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Tera Term

Fernando Ortega

Free and open source terminal emulation with support for SSH, Telnet, Cygwin and SSH SCP file transfers and key generation.

Free and open source terminal emulation software, reviewed 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.

Compatibility and License

Tera Term is provided under a freeware license on Windows from the ssh/telnet clients category with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 4.106 is the latest version last time we checked. As an open source project, you are free to view the source code and distribute this software application freely.

Compatibility with this terminal emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. Depending on the options available for downloading, separate versions may be available from TeraTerm Project depending on the target system architecture.

Filed under:
  1. Tera Term Download
  2. Freeware SSH/Telnet Clients
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Terminal Emulation Software
  5. Software for Windows 11
Tera Term has been picked by our editors as very good.
Tera Term has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Tera Term 4.106 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

Free Download

for Windows
12.12 MB - Tested clean
Free Open Source
TeraTerm Project
Windows 11 10 8 7
PC Type:
32-bit, 64-bit · x86_x64
Jun 9, 2021
4.106 Latest 2021
User Rating: 4.2/5 ( 256 )
File Tested
Setup & Installation EXE
Terminal emulator application for SSH protocol
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