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 Post subject: Telnet lately?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:58 am 
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My old trusty $30 D-link router from 1999 died on me after getting a 50% packet loss so I had to replace it with a more modern router. What did I choose? A Netgear RT311 gateway router from circa 2000!

Still in it's shrink wrap that I got back in the day for free when Nortel bellied up; stuck it in a closet and figured I would use it one day... who knew it would be 12 years later? :lol:

I had to find an old enough computer to use the included 9 pin serial cable to use the com port and telnet connect to manage, configure and update the firmware. Brings me back to the days of working with cisco routers.


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 Post subject: Re: Telnet lately?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:10 pm 
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That would actually be RS-232. Telnet goes over IP, not a serial port. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Telnet lately?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:46 pm 
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see so old, I don't even remember! haha

I think its just funny finally using the damn thing; sitting next to a few 56k, 33k and 14.4k modems still in their shrink wraps. Perhaps one day I'll use those too!


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 Post subject: Re: Telnet lately?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:07 pm 
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JBaz wrote:
see so old, I don't even remember! haha

I think its just funny finally using the damn thing; sitting next to a few 56k, 33k and 14.4k modems still in their shrink wraps. Perhaps one day I'll use those too!


Grab a Cisco or Adran router to simulate the POTS system and fire those modems up!

Yes, as a matter of fact I do do stuff like this just for fun. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telnet lately?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:32 am 
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For some odd reason, I woke up today and went "maybe I should try a token ring network... " hummm.............. lol


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