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    Default telnet will not work on my command prompt

    why is this? i can ping the device but i can't telnet it.

    i thought maybe that telnet was not installed but can find a download


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    Do you some sort of error message?
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    yes it doesn't recognise the command telnet


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
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    C:\Users\edward>telnet 172.16.96.200
    'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\edward>

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    Try to CD to the \windows or \windows\system32 directory and run it from there.
    Check the permissions on telnet.exe. It might be restricted to admins in Vista.

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    yeah i've tried it in that dir with admin permissions, still nothing

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    Go to Control Panel->Programs and then something like "Windows features" or "Advanced" ....You should find the option to install telnet or switch it on.

    EDIT - Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Telnet Client

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    and it works, thanks it gave me a big long list of things to tick and untick

    tftp client is one i ticked while i was in there, i'm a bit shocked all that wasn't ticked by default, never mind helped me lean something, cheers guys

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    Thanx Helped a lot ! cheers to u !

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    I was about to say, Telnet is turned off by default in Vista. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by aueddonline View Post
    and it works, thanks it gave me a big long list of things to tick and untick

    tftp client is one i ticked while i was in there, i'm a bit shocked all that wasn't ticked by default, never mind helped me lean something, cheers guys
    Why do you need to have TFTP enabled? You should minimize the services that you have running to only necessary services. Telnet is disabled by default in Vista and Windows 7 due to the inherent security flaws of clear-text protocols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprkymrk View Post
    Go to Control Panel->Programs and then something like "Windows features" or "Advanced" ....You should find the option to install telnet or switch it on.

    EDIT - Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Telnet Client
    Thats how it is done. Make sure you pick telnet client and not telnet server (unless you want to allow hackers to telnet into your system)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Boz View Post
    Why do you need to have TFTP enabled? You should minimize the services that you have running to only necessary services. Telnet is disabled by default in Vista and Windows 7 due to the inherent security flaws of clear-text protocols.
    quite agree... putty is your friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper-Me View Post
    I was about to say, Telnet is turned off by default in Vista. :P
    And also windows 7 and 8
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