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 / Vista / XP
Jun 9, 2021


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.

Filed under:
  1. Tera Term Download
  2. Freeware SSH/Telnet Clients
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Terminal Emulation Software
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.