Setting up Telnet

To access a Cisco device via Telnet, you must first enable remote logging. Cisco devices typically support 16 simultaneous virtual terminal sessions, so the first command usually looks like this:




HOSTNAME (config) line vty 0 15

To enable remote logging, the login command is used in session mode for the virtual terminal:

Log in for HOSTNAME (config-vty)


Then you need to define a password. This is done with the password command from the session terminal for the virtual terminal:

(config-vty) Password PASSWORD

Let's try a real router. First, we try to access the router without enabling Telnet on a device:




As you can see in the picture above, we cannot access a Cisco device via Telnet before entering the password. Let us do it:




Now we will try to access our unit:



Since Telnet was configured on the device, we managed to connect the device this time.


Setting up Telnet Setting up Telnet Reviewed by Sirf Tech on December 25, 2018 Rating: 5

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