I like the tabbed connections feature while working with Secure CRT, it allows quick switchting between multiple terminal Connections.
If we use windows default telnet or putty , we miss this convenient feauture .
While preparing for my CCNP recertification , I faced a problem using Secure CRT with Gns3 labs on windows 7. Though there is an option to select secure crt as the defualt client , for some reason it didn’t work more over, there was some wrong path mentioned in the default settings (see below).
start C:\progra~1andyk~1\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.EEE /script C:\progra~1\gns3\securecrt.vbs /arg %d /T /telnet %h %p
Actually you do not need to put dos directory name in the path on windows 7 .So i tried the command
“C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.EXE” /script “C:\Program Files\GNS3\securecrt.vbs” /arg %d /T /telnet %h %p ( including ” ” ).
But this returned an error message saying that the remote system refused the connection , from which I understood that it is because of windows firewall . I added inbound and out bound rules in windows firewall advanced settings to allow C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.EXE and replaced %h with 127.0.0.1 in the command above.
You can see the secure crt connection tabs in the picture which shows my multiple routers in GNS3.