wrt54g v7 - telnet accessable?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by polloze, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. polloze

    polloze LI Guru Member


    i've just a simple question. i tried yesterday to connect via telnet on a.m. router. but i got every time an info "connection not established" or something like that. does the wrt54g v7 support telnet??

    thanks for your help!

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Do any Linksys routers with Linksys firmware have Telnet enabled? And what would you do with Telnet access to the VxWorks OS?
  3. polloze

    polloze LI Guru Member

    thanks for your response!

    i wouldn't ask if i know this

    i'm not sure what you mean. i just wanna get access via telnet to the router... is it a problem for the VxWorks OS?
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Telnet access in usually only available in 3rd party firmwares (some Linksys Linux firmwares have a ping or web todo=debug hack).

    As you must know, there is no 3rd party firmware for the WRT54G v7, and it doesn't run Linux. With its Atheros chipset it is down a development blind alley (v8 is back to Broadcom), not much encouragement to dd-wrt hackers!

    VxWorks is a powerful proprietary OS, can do whatever the designers configure - but there is no default bash shell or busybox utils! Some VxWorks devices provide a crude CLI language interface.

    Buy a WRT54GL if you want to be able to do things via Telnet!
  5. polloze

    polloze LI Guru Member

    i didn't know this as i'm using from the first time on my own wrt54g v2 a 3rd party firmware.

    yeah, i read about the newer versions with VxWorks OS

    thansk for your help mstombs!
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