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Enabling the Telnet command on Windows

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If you need to use the telnet command to access your router often it is not available by default.  Follow these steps to enable the Telnet command on a Windows computer.

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel
  2. Click Programs and Features   
  3. Click Turn Windows features on and off
  4. In the Windows Features dialog box, check the Telnet Client check box.
  5. Click OK. The system installs the appropriate files. This will take a few seconds to a minute.