This short tutorial shows how to enable telnet access on the router.

Configuration

Use the following commands to enable telnet access to the router.

First check how many virtual terminal router supports.
(Depending on the router model, the output might be different)

Router#configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)#line vty 0 ?
  <1-4>  Last Line number


Enable access to virtual terminals and set the “cisco” as the password

Router(config)#line vty 0 4
Router(config-line)#password cisco
Router(config-line)#login

Verification

To verify use the following command

Router#show line
   Tty Typ     Tx/Rx    A Modem  Roty AccO AccI   Uses   Noise  Overruns   Int
*     0 CTY              -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -
     97 AUX   9600/9600  -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -
     98 VTY              -    -      -    -    -      1       0     0/0       -
     99 VTY              -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -
    100 VTY              -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -
    101 VTY              -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -
    102 VTY              -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -

Line(s) not in async mode -or- with no hardware support:
1-96

Router#

Thats it. Now you can access the router remotely using telnet