MacWise Terminal Emulation
If you are using anything other than vt100, vt220 or wy50, you will need to install extra terminfo files on your Mac.
Please read the file called "terminfo installation instuctions.rtf" located in your MacWise folder.
Also, read the file, "Kermit File Transfers.rtf" in your MacWise folder.
For more information about Kermit
Kermit Installation Instructions
Kermit Installation is optional
If your host requires Kermit file transfers, then read the following instructions for installing Kermit.
Download Kermit from Mac Update at
The file you download will have a rather cryptic name such as
This is not an installer file. (Do not double click on the file)
Rename this file to kermit (all lower case).
Then drag the kermit file into the kermit folder.
The kermit folder is in your user library folder. ( User/library/kermit )
To locate this folder, open any finder window and click on your home icon. Then open the library folder and look for the kermit folder.
That's it. Now, put a check mark on Kermit under the MacWise Connection Menu and the next time you log into your host, you will be connected using Kermit.
1. You can verify that kermit is working by opening a connection to the Mac unix shell. Your prompt should say C-Kermit>
2. If the download link for Kermit changes in the future, just go to
http://www.macupdate.com and do a search for C-Kermit
3. If you have kermit working with MacWise on one Mac and would like to transfer it to another Mac, just copy the kermit folder from the working mac to the other mac.
4. You can get the latest beta version of Kermit source code and compile it yourself if you wish.
The daily source code is at
click on the http version to download.
It is easy to compile the source code. Just read the makefile.
It will tell you the make command to use. For instance,
make macosx10.4 is the command for OS X 10.4.9
It creates a file called wermit.
Just rename it to kermit and put it in your user/library/kermit folder.
Kermit is a product of Columbia University
Carnation Software does not provide support for Kermit.
You can get more info at
MacWise is a product of Carnation Software
Bug fixes in MacWise 10.9.10...
Fix - If the host tells MacWise to open your browser to a http address longer than 256 characters, it will now work. Previous versions would just send an error message back to the host if the address was too long. MacWise will open your browser to a specified address when it receives "ESC Control B < theHTTPaddress" from the host.
Fix - Added a warning dialog box if you are doing a Kermit file transfer with Accuterm commands and your term type is not recognized by Kermit.
(Kermit will fail on the second data transfer if it does not recognize your term type entered in the telnet connection window or ssh.
MacWise now provides installation instructions for terminfo files needed by Kermit.
Fix - Control ] was only working in Viewpoint mode but not VT100 or Wyse
Fix - Telnet or ssh connection was exiting to the Kermit prompt. Changed so it now clears the screen and closes the connection to the Mac shell when the host closes the connection.
Fix - MacWise will now make sure that the kermit binary is an executable file each time it opens a unix connection with kermit.
You can get the new version at www.macwise.com
Click on the link to download the demo.
Note: Site License
owners - let me know if you need this upgrade.
There will be a charge to re-compile your site license if it is more than 60 days old.
of MacWise 10.9 or later can upgrade for free.
Just install the demo. No re-registration is required.
Earlier versions require an upgrade fee...
$49 per user upgrade for previous MacWise version 10 owners.
$75 per user upgrade for previous MacWise version 4 owners.
To purchase an upgrade, visit www.macwise.com
and click on the Buy button.
MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal -- connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function keys, connection scripts and more.
MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. Supports ANSI and SCO ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode. Kermit and ftp file transfers.
For more information and a demo, visit www.macwise.com
Visit Carnation Software for other Macintosh Software at www.carnationsoftware.com
1. Built in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
5. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor.
6. Also communicates directly with the Mac unix shell
If your office uses a business computer that allows you to log in as a terminal, you can use MacWise to access your business data from your Macintosh when you are out of the office (or in the office)
MacWise will connect your Mac to the office computer using your modem or with ethernet using a lan connection in your office or over the internet.
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