Establish Connection to a G2-RAIN in Tera Term

 Note: This connection only applies to G2-RAIN systems with an external power cable (G2-CBL-SP) and the purchase of a UW6-USB-485P cable.

    1. Download the free open source terminal program Tera Term here.
      1. Select the link for the teraterm-4.97.exe file. The download will begin automatically.
      2. Complete the installation with the default components.
    1. Connect a UW6-USB-485P cable to the PC.
      1. Allow Windows to download the driver automatically.
      2. Verify the COM port of the cable once the download is complete by viewing the Ports (COM & LPT) segment of Window’s Device Manager.

Device manager interface


    1. Launch Tera Term. The following screen will appear. Click Cancel.

Cancel the Tera Term new connection.


    1. Navigate to Setup|Serial Port and enter the COM port of the UW6-USB cable in addition to the other serial settings shown in the screenshot below and click OK.

Tera Term: Serial port setup


    1. Connect the terminating end of the USB cable to the G2-RAIN.
      1. Cables with a UW6-plug should be connected to the external power cable on the G2-RAIN logger.
    1. When 5V power is applied through the USB cable, a series of startup messages will display in the terminal:

G2-RAIN startup message in Tera Term after power up.


    1. Hit the ENTER key while in the terminal and a command entry prompt line, designated by a $ will appear.