Question... What is "telnet" and how is it used?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by randym431, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. randym431

    randym431 Network Guru Member

    I read a lot about enabling telnet on the unit. What is telnet and how or what is it used for?

    ps.. Would over clocking this thing improve the streaming speed?
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Telnet is a command-line prompt on a remote machine. It's similar to using the "run command" on the GUI. You'd use it to get into the Linux kernel on the router. Let me put it another way - if you don't know what it is, you really want to do a lot more research before you start using it. ;)

    Overclocking might increase streaming speed, by the percentage overclocked. It will also increase temperatures, possibly resulting in a sudden and permanent 100% drop in routing speed until you engage a resulting $50-75 drop in the contents of your wallet to replace it.
  3. randym431

    randym431 Network Guru Member

    So the over clocking via removing a resistor in the unit is going to wreck it? According to those that have removed the resistor, the unit will then run at 266 instead of 133. And 266, they say, is what the unit was built to run at...???
    But I know people love to hack anything new and hackable, like a nslu2, tivo, slingbox, etc until it smokes and chokes.
  4. Chicken

    Chicken Network Guru Member

    removing that resistor isnt overclocking... it just unlocks the thing linksys halved the speed....
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