telnet configuration on switch

Posted: 30 Mar 2015 in CCNA

Learn how to configure telnet on a switch.We configure telnet services on a switch or a router to access it from anywhere remotely.Suppose you are in London and the switch you want to configure,manage and monitor is in New Delhi then you can monitor and manage your switch remotely through telnet without going physicaly to new delhi.So telnet is basically a remote login program which helps us to manage any device remotely.

Now see in below lab how to configure telnet on a switch.

telnet configuration on switch

Configuration on Switch:


Switch#config t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

Switch(config)#hostname S1

S1(config)#interface vlan 1

S1(config-if)#ip address

S1(config-if)#no shut


S1(config)#line vty 0 5

S1(config-line)#password redhat123




Now see how to access a switch from a pc through telnet:

Packet Tracer PC Command Line 1.0

PC>telnet S1


Trying …Open

User Access Verification



S1>show arp
Protocol Address Age (min) Hardware Addr Type Interface
Internet – 0001.43A9.275D ARPA Vlan1
Internet 11 00E0.F940.4904 ARPA Vlan1


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