Telnet in Windows® 7
Are you inquisitive about the usage of Telnet in Windows 7 based system?
Telnet is one of the major network protocols that helps to connect remote computers. Telnet means Telecommunication Network. It connects the hosts over a TCP/IP network. You can connect to Telnet servers using Telnet client software. After establishing the remote host connection, the client acts as virtual terminal so you can communicate with remote host from your computer. It is a text only protocol and still some sites uses Telnet as their protocol. Telnet provides easy interface for interaction between terminals by using simple commands. You can do various things including send mails, log in to proxy view and modify websites using Telnet protocol. Telnet also provides you option for searching in large databases. By using this, you can use remote computers power to save your precious computer resources.
The following points will give you more details about Telnet in Windows 7:
- Windows 7 and Telnet
- Enabling through Control Panel
- Access Telnet through Command Prompt
Windows 7 and Telnet
Windows 7 is a new operating system introduced by Microsoft. Windows 7 cannot turn on Telnet features by default but it can support both Telnet client as well as Telnet server features. Users with administrative privileges can only enable Telnet features in Windows 7. Using Telnet, you can connect to a government database from your computer. It provides variety of text based games for gamers. Telnet checks whether the ports are opened or not and manages e-mailing.
Enabling through Control Panel
You can easily enable Telnet in Windows 7 from Control Panel. For enabling Telnet, click on the ‘Start’ button and open ‘Control Panel’. From the Control Panel select ‘Program’ options to open ‘Programs and features’. It is at the left side of the window. There is an option ‘Turn Windows features on or off’. You may select that and it will display the list of Windows 7 features. From that, check the 'Telnet client' and 'Telnet Server' options. You may enable or disable the Telnet feature by checking or unchecking the option as per your needs.
You can also access Telnet through Command Prompt. For that, click on the ‘Start’ button and select ‘Run’. Then, use the command ‘cmd’ to open the Command Prompt. Once it is opened, type ‘telnet’ in the Command Prompt window for opening the Telnet utility in Windows 7. You can also establish Telnet connection to your server by entering ‘open.hostname.com port’ in your Command Prompt window.