How to Install and Enable Telnet on Windows 10 ?

Telnet is one of the most popular and oldest internet protocols that allows you to connect with different computing devices through the internet. Even after 5 decades of its inception, Telnet is still being used by many users worldwide, even though some people consider the program to be obsolete.Nonetheless, if you are reading this, chances are you are not one of those people who have lost respect of this antique program.

If you have windows 10 installed on your computer, you can quite conveniently install and enable Telnet on your device in more than one way. If the protocol has already been installed, all that is left is to enable it.  Let’s take a look at 3 simple ways in which you can install Telnet on Win10.

2 Ways to install and enable Telnet on Windows 10

Through the control panel of your computer

The control panel of Windows 10 is where all the action takes place. You can manage your applications and servers from this tab. Subsequently, to install Telnet on Windows 10, access your Control Panel. After you have launched the control panel, locate “programs” and click.

Intsall telnet through Control Panel

Navigate to a tab that says “Turn windows features on or off”. You will be shown a list of applications.

Turn Windows features on or Off

From the list, search for the “Telnet Client” and select the box. Click on the “ok”. This will get the ball rolling for the installation.

Telnet Client

After the completion of the process, you will be all set to use the protocol on your computer.

Through the command line of your device

In this method, you will have to launch the “run” application of your computer. You can either do so by typing out the name of the app on the search bar, or use the keyboard shortcut, which is Windows Key + R. The run application box will appear at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Now, type “pkgmgr/iu:”TelnetClient” and then hit “ok”. The installation of the protocol would ensue. 


Even though people have minimised the use of Telnet, it is still a highly efficacious program which is very much compatible with the windows 10. One of the reasons why its use has been minimised is due to the security issues. However, if you are a computer enthusiast and do not fancy transmitting highly crucial information and just want to embrace its antiquity, the above mention methods would be of great assistance to you.


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