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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

Vinadiak
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How to enable telenet in R6400

I want to enable telnet in R6400,but I don't how to enable it.Please help me!

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Mickatroid
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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

Not sure what you mean.  Do you want to telnet to the router?  Last time I tried telnet to a telnet service just worked in a browser without any drama or extra config.

 

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antinode
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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

> I want to enable telnet in R6400, [...]

 

   R6400[v1] or R6400v2?  Look for "Model" on the product label.
Firmware version?

 

   I don't know about an R6400[vX] with your (undisclosed) firmware
version, but some models have a "debug.htm" page on the management web
site which has an option to enable Telnet access; others can be provoked
using an external program.  I use the program which I modified:
http://antinode.info/nte/ , but a Web search for terms like, say,
"Netgear Telnet enable" should find others.

 

   Netgear appears to have been removing that (undocumented,
unsupported) feature from various models in recent times.  Whether
that's intentional or just another blunder is not obvious.  See, for
example:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1786837

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Vinadiak
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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

As you say! I want to telnet my router,but I can't do it . its telent service not work.I don't how enable it.

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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400


@Vinadiak wrote:

As you say! I want to telnet my router...

 


Why? Maybe you can achieve what you want without that.

 


@Vinadiak wrote:

its telent service not work.I don't how enable it.

 


Can you login to http://routerlogin.com?

 

If so, go to:

 

http://routerlogin.com/debug.htm

 

Some, but not all, devices will then allow you to enable Telnet.

 

This is the sort of feature that Netgear changes with firmware updates.

 

If it fails for you, it may be possible to do this with older firmware.

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

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Vinadiak
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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

Okay! I find  an older  firmware that can start it. but if can. I want know some other way to start it in the new firmware 

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antinode
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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

> [...] I find  an older  firmware [...]

 

   Which?

 

> I want know some other way to start it in the new firmware

 

   Define "new".  Which ones fail?

 

   Complain to Netgear?  It's their firmware.  They "improved" it.

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Re: How to enable telenet in R6400

Comment #3 by @antinode contains the answer, which is using the NTE program to enable the telnet daemon on the router.
After doing so, you will be able to connect to the router's LAN interface IP address via the telnet protocol.
Note that the NTE software @antinode linked to (and wrote!) is not provided by or supported by Netgear.


I can confirm that NTE version 0.5 successfully enables telnet on the Netgear R6400v2 router running firmware V1.0.4.118_10.0.90 (which was released yesterday July 30, 2021).
On the Netgear R6400v2 router running firmware V1.0.4.106_10.0.80 or older, one could enable telnet via a web browser by navigating to http://192.168.1.1/debug.htm (replace 192.168.1.1 if not using default LAN IP), authenticating if necessary, and then checking the box next to "Enable Telnet." In firmware V1.0.4.118_10.0.90 the "Enable Telnet" box is absent from the default.htm page.

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