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Enabling Windows Telnet


Use the Windows Telnet Client for text communication to a switch or Just Add Power device.

Successful connection to destination device

If your computer does not yet have the Windows Telnet Client enabled, you will get a warning message when attempting to launch Telnet from the Windows Command Prompt that says 'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Telnet Failure

How to Enable

Enabling Telnet only needs to be done one time.

  1. Open Control Panel, then select Programs
Open 'Control Panel' then click on 'Programs'
  1.  Select Turn Windows features on or off
Click on 'Turn Windows features on or off'
  1. Scroll down to Telnet Client, check the box, then select OK
Select 'Telnet Client' from the list, then click 'OK'
  1. Windows will enable the Telnet Client. Select Close once completed.
Once changes are completed, click on 'Close'

How to Use

  1. Open a Windows Command Prompt, type telnet then press [Enter]
Open a Command Prompt, type 'telnet' then press Enter
  1. In the new Telnet window, type the letter o followed by the IP address of the target device, then press [Enter]
Type 'o' followed by the target IP address
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  • 04-Jan-2022