- How to use telnet?
- How do I test the connection to a particular port in the computer?
How is this helpful
Using Telnet is helpful to test connection issues. This is a simple way to verify that the connection is able to be created across a network. For this you need to access to the iDashboards server and command in MS-DOS(CMD). See Additional Information section for more details about this command.
To use telnet, follow the steps below:
- Select the Windows key and the R key.
- In the Run box type CMD.
- Select OK.
- Type Telnet <IP Address> 1433.
Note: Do not include the <> when entering the IP Address.
- If you see a blank cursor then the connection is fine. You can close the command prompt window.
- If you get the message that 'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. you will want to enable Telnet. See Additional Information on how to Enable telnet.
- If you get an error or are unable to telnet to the server please contact your Network Administrator.
- This could be caused by firewalls, proxies..
If your trying to connect to a MS SQL Server hosted on IP address 192.168.0.100 with the default SQL port of 1433, then:
- Open command prompt on the workstation computer
- Type: telnet 192.168.0.100 1433
To enable Telnet follow these steps:
- Select Start, Control Panel, then Programs and Features (or Programs)
- Select Turn Windows Features on or off
- Check the box for both Telnet Client
- Select OK
- Verify that you can now Telnet the port