I am wondering if the Tera Term issue is related to service pack 1 for win7. On the laptop I bought last week (HP amd quad 64bit win7) the panda behavior was completely erratic. It would work when first plugged in and then not be recognized after a reboot until I moved it to a new usb port. After I used up all the ports on the laptop I would have to reboot the laptop and start all over. After Service pack 1 installed everything worked fine but I did not retry tera term as FEZpanel is much easier.
Microsoft has chosen an odd way of dealing with service pack 1, released in February. On some machines it will appear in the automatic updates window, and in some it won’t. If it doesn’t appear you have to go to the website and follow a series of instructions to download and install it.
The desktop rig does not have service pack 1 on it but has never shown the erratic behavior that the laptop did, but tera term would not work on either. Intel quad 64 bit win7.
I still think it would be a better idea if GHI produces their own installer or recommend one of the ones already written. It is very frustrating to follow instructions and have them render your panda useless and this seems to be a recurring theme in the forum messages.
And I don’t want the people at GHI to think that I don’t appreciate the product. It is a great little rig. I am replacing thousands of dollars worth of test equipment that consumed 400 watts each with little gadgets that run unattended on 20 watts or less.