VIII. PC Setup

Enabling Telnet in Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10

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The Windows Telnet utility is commonly used for diagnostics on the Vigor routers. From Windows Vista, Telnet is no longer available by default. To enable it, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows Start button
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs or the Programs and Features icon
  4. Select Turn Windows Features On or Off from the bar on the left
  5. In the Windows Features box, locate 'Telnet Client' in the list, enable it, and click 'OK'.
  6. Wait until Windows finishes adding the feature, this can take a few minutes.

The Telnet utility will now be available from the Windows command prompt.

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