How to use the Telnet command to troubleshoot network connectivity and check for blocked network ports.
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- TCP/IP Communication
- Command Prompt
- Telnet Command
Suspect certain network ports are blocked and need to verify
Note:- Telnet operates using the TCP protocol. UDP connectivity cannot be tested using Telnet.
- Open Windows Command Prompt
- Enter :telnet <address_of_remote_server> <port_number>" - telnet 192.168.1.2 443
- Result if Port open: blank window with blinking cursor
- Result if Port closed: error message displayed similar to "Connecting To 192.168.1.2…Could not open connection to the host, on port xx: Connect failed"
- The example above test for connectivity against the remote server that has the IP address of 192.168.1.2 over port 443