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Old 08-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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giving a router commands

My friend is telling me that he read a terminal computer can be hooked up to a router to get a command line. I have 2 routers. One is a Linksys and the other is a Dlink. What kind of terminal would I need? Could I get a command line for my router by just using a pc with Linux? Where can I read more about this?
Old 08-01-2006, 10:56 PM   #2
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Most routers only have restricted access methods.

Namely, you could generally only connect to them with a specialized TFTP client or such. You would use that generally to upgrade a BIOS.

On the other hand, if the router is a Linux box, surely it can be configured to allow ssh terminal access.


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