How to test Telnet ?
My laptop connected to router.
What shall I do to test Telnet ?
I download software called Putty, can someone give me commands need to be use in CMD or any other place to test Telnet.
- BigELv 74 years agoFavourite answer
Most business/enterprise routers disable telnet by default because it can be easily sniffed. Home routers won't respond to it because you use http/https to configure it, not command line.
You can always "connect" to any http web server port 80 (no login, no password) and
issue a "get /".
or you connect to a smtp server, port 25, and see the banner or spoof mail.
- GTBLv 74 years ago
Telnet uses port 23; specify port 23 in PuTTY and enter the IP address of the device to which you wish to connect; you will also need to know the Telnet commands as used by the device.
- Tracy LLv 74 years ago
Here is a tutorial to using telnet with putty.. although you probably don't use the specific devices mentioned it does explain the connection using putty! http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/optical-...
PS - telnet (on the internet to a computer or server) is not used with very many devices these days it is way too insecure SSH is used more often these days.
Here is a list of telnet commands (once you have established a connection with putty!) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/c.aspx