For some job you still need to use telnet to access any device such computer, router or switch. Previously in Windows XP you can easily use it from command prompt or from Hyper Terminal. Since Windows 7 become popular maybe you decide to migrate to Windows 7. By default Windows 7 don’t install it but still pack it as a feature that users can turn it on or off.
In this post I will provide you how to enable telnet in Windows 7 and here are the steps:
1. Click Start
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click Programs
4. Click Turn Windows features on or off
5. Check Telnet Client
6. Click OK
Now you have enabled telnet client on your Windows 7 and you can run it from Command prompt by typing:
telnet ip address example telnet 10.0.0.1
telnet domain example telnet netcom4us.com
From Windows features you must see Telnet Server that you can turn on if you want your computer can be accessed by telnet or open port 23 in your computer.
As advice just use telnet for your network only because it sends plain text data so if you want to access your device through internet I hope you prefer to use SSH. I hope this post will make you comfortable with your computer.