Microsoft Windows Tips
Increase your Windows enjoyment and productivity with our tips!
Use Microsoft Windows's Telnet program
to connect with a remote computer
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2. When you are ready to begin your telnet session, establish your PPP
or SLIP connection with your provider if you have not done so already.
3. On your Windows START menu, choose RUN, and type the word
telnet. (no period) Windows will open the program telnet.exe.
4. In your telnet program, choose the Connect menu, then remote
5. A Connect dialog box will open. In the Host Name field, type
Host address, which may be followed by a port number like 8888.
Our IPL example: type 188.8.131.52 8888
Be sure to leave a space before 8888
6. In the Port field, specify telnet if it is not
7. The terminal emulation will usually be vt100. Make sure this
then select Ok. (If you screen looks jumbled once your begin a session,
you may need to start again and try ANSI (for BBs).
8. You can set telnet preferences in the terminal, preferences menu.
a) The Local Echo option displays all your keyboard input but
may double the letters
that you type; try turning it off first.
b) You can select a blinking or block cursor.
c) Choose your font. Usually, you will need a small font such as 9 or 10 to see
the output on your screen.
d) In the Buffers Line box, specify the lines of text you want retained in
that you can scroll back through it in the window. Type a
number between 25
(minimum) and 399. If you indicate more lines than you have memory
Telnet sets the largest number of lines your memory can hold.
EXAMPLE: Make your preferences choices. Try 50 for buffers.
9. If you wish to keep a text log of your session, choose terminal,
start logging and determine the name and location of your file.
EXAMPLE: Log the session. Choose whatever name and location you wish.
Once you've set up telnet, you will rarely need to change any of
these options again. You've done the hard part. Now let's explore....
MORE TELNET HELP AND TELNET TIPS
Hytelnet Info page
Telnet Beginners Guide
How to Telnet to a Host
Public Access Internet
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