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Telnet is a network protocol that allows a device to be controlled by a command line interface over the internet or a LAN. When Telnet is enabled, an administrator can configure the switch through the use of a Telnet client application. However, since Telnet messages are not encrypted, it is recommended that you use SSH service.
This article explains how to enable Telnet services on SF/SG 300 and SF/SG 500 Series Managed Switches.
• SF/SG 300 Series Managed Switches
• SF/SG 500 Series Managed Switches
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Security > TCP/UDP Services. The TCP/UDP Services page opens:
Step 2. Check Enable in the Telnet Service check box to enable access of the switch through the use of Telnet.
Step 3. Click Apply to immediately enable the Telnet service.
Note: For the Windows operating system, the telnet command is not available in CMD until it is enabled by through operating system. For more information refer to the Windows Telnet: Frequently Asked Questions page.
Step 4. To access the switch through Telnet, open the command prompt and enter telnet n.n.n.n. Enter the same username and password used to access the graphical user interface.
Note: n.n.n.n represents the IP address of the switch. The default IP address for the switchs are 192.168.1.254.