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Telnet not working on new laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tmericola, Oct 3, 2007.

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  1. tmericola

    tmericola Thread Starter

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    I am having trouble making telent connections from home to work on a new laptop. I am using telnet 3270 emulation software and it just keeps trying to connect and never gives an error. I tried issuing command: telnet xxx.xxx.xxx from the command prompt and it says:

    Connecting To xxx.xxx.xxx...Could not open connectin to the host, on port 23: Connect failed

    I tried a diferent software vendor and it had the same problem. I ran netstat -an and it shows the port is listening although I'm not sure what that means. I tried using supportspace.com for help but, after over an hour on the phone and much patience on the gentlemen's part who was working with me we couldn't get it working. I have this working on an old laptop with OS of XP Home, the new one has XP Professional. I tried disabling the Windows firewall and making sure Internet settings and Network Connections were similar. I enabled telnet services. I tried following some MS support info for turning on ports for software under exceptions for the firewall. Nothing has worked. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

    Toni
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Am I to understand that Telnet was working on your old computer, just not the new laptop....right??
     
  3. tmericola

    tmericola Thread Starter

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    Yes, it works fine on the old laptop which is about 5 yrs old. Internet works fine.
     
  4. Memnoch322

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    Are you connecting to a pulic IP address when you try to start the session? Did you use a VPN on the old laptop?
     
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