No more hyperterminal in Windows Vista...
better start getting used to putty.
I've used putty a little, there was a program that I used ages ago in my cisco lab's that was really nice. And for the life of me i cant remember what the program was... It was very nice, had many options and could be customized to your liking. Anyone use anything else besides putty? Seeing the name might ring a bell
I use AbsoluteTelnet. It has a ton of options and tabs so you can have multiple sessions in one window. It's not free but it's worth every penny. You can console, telnet and ssh with it. The buffer is huge so you can go back literally thousands of lines if needed. Has a 30 day trial.