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Routers and other network devices often run Telnet servers, allowing you to access the console on your network device and issue commands.

Telnet is a text-based program included with Windows, and can be easily installed using the Windows Features control panel.

Note: Telnet is not secure. Passwords are not encrypted and are transmitted in plain text, therefore Telnet should not be used over the internet.
Telnet into router
  1. Click start or use the Windows key on your keyboard, and type “Windows Features” in the search box. Press “Enter”.
  2. Scroll down and check the box to left of “Telnet Client” as above, and click “OK” to install.
  3. Once installed, click start or use the Windows key and type “cmd” in the search bar, and press “Enter” to open a Command Prompt Window.
  4. Type “telnet [IP Address]” with the IP address of the router you’d like to connect to and press “Enter
  5. If the router requires a password, you will be prompted to enter the router password. Do this and press “Enter”.