Telnet (en)

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Telnet is a protocol to access remote computers.

Because the transmission is in plain text, passwords can be captured by simple methods.

A Telnet client is installed on nearly every computer.
In Windows, you do it generally via the command line.
In Windows Vista, the telnet client may have to be activated.
In Linux, simply use the telnet command from the shell.
You can also use other programs to connect to a Telnet server.

Attention: Some clients need a password that must first be set via telnet (e.g. SSH will not work without a password).

The call is made in each case from the console with

telnet $IP_Address

where $IP_Address is of course the IP address of your Dreambox (e.g.

The presets on the boxes are:

on DM500, DM5600, DM5620, Triax 272, DM7000

  • username: root
  • password: dreambox

on DM 500+, DM 500 HD (v2), DM 520, DM 600 PVR, DM 520, DM 525, DM 800 HD PVR, DM 800 HD se (v2), DM 820 HD, DM 900, DM 920, DM 7020, DM 7025(+), DM 8000 HD PVR, DM 7020 HD (v2), DM 7080 HD

  • username: root
  • no password

After logging in, you are at the Linux shell:

Read the overview about Busybox and its commands.

"Telnet" is usually running in command-lines.

The equivalent in Windows is the "DOS window" or the "Command line".

In Linux, it is e.g. Shell, Bash, Terminal and so on.

More information about Telnet is available on Wikipedia.

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