telnet problem

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May 30th, 2007


I have Cisco Router 876 Series, and have problem with telnet. i cant connect via telnet from remote office to my router. does anybody know how to solve that problem.

I have two vlan, vlan 1 is a nativ vlan and it is config for inside network, and vlan 2 for outside.

and fa0, fa1, and fa2 interface is in vlan1, while fa3 is in vlan2.

Anybody please!!

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pavansuraj Wed, 05/30/2007 - 03:14


Please check for any access list configured on the router



scottmac Wed, 05/30/2007 - 03:54

Please post your (sanitized) config ... or at least tell us what kind of error are you getting?

Does it "just not connect" (i.e. times out)? or do you get a message like "Password required but none set"?

Does the router work (aside from no telnet)?

Did you try one of the other addresses associated withthe router? Like, try the loopback, or Ethernet address instead of the WAN port address.

Let us know


aadilovic Wed, 05/30/2007 - 04:08

no access-list, no loopback interface, line vty 0 4 is configure with password and transport input telnet ssh.

error which i get is just not connect.

ping work, and telnet work from inside network, but fron outside i cant reach destination...

aadilovic Wed, 05/30/2007 - 04:46

i get this log when attemp telnet to router

*Mar 7 02:31:24.630: %SEC-6-IPACCESSLOGP: list 100 permitted tcp

(17414) ->, 1 packet

scottmac Wed, 05/30/2007 - 09:42

You made it to the router. The router may have responded (probably did).

Do you have a software firewall running on your client? Has it been configured to permit the telnet traffic returning from the router? (or if the client is another router, is there an access-list on the local router that is blocking the return traffic?

Good Luck


Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 05/30/2007 - 20:25


please post the access list used for NAT. If it is the kind of "permit ip any any", that makes telnet attempt to fail with recent IOS versions.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

sdesteuben Mon, 07/02/2007 - 18:47

you stated you have it configured for ssh. does ssh work? i would suggest using that anyway. perhaps you have it only configured to use telnet from inside not outside aswell.

you will need something like this

telnet outside

regardless of what you have in acl if you dont apply telnet to ouside it just wont work.

Paolo Bevilacqua Tue, 07/03/2007 - 02:19


this is about a router, not a PIX. Beside, the original poster may have lost interest in this.


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