Q: What's a good telnet program?
A: Zoc seems to be popular. I created a links page (Telnet Clients) to help you choose.
I would recommend using a TradeWars helper (Helpers and Scripts) instead of a telnet client though.
Q: Why don't the telnet links work?
A: For some reason, Microsoft disabled telnet links in Internet Explorer 7 and later versions. The following registry modifications should fix the problem:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@="\"C:\\Windows\\System32\\rundll32.exe\" \"C:\\Windows\\System32\\url.dll\",TelnetProtocolHandler %l"
You could also modify the last one to run your favorite telnet program or helper instead of windows telnet:
Note: Telnet is not installed in Windows Vista/7 by default. To install it:
Note: Windows 7 won't run telnet.exe from a web browser, but it will launch other telnet/helper programs if you change the shell\open\command key. I'm assuming this is because telnet.exe is a protected system file. Drop me a line if you know a workaround.
1. Start> Control Panel
2. Programs and Features
3. Click "Turn Windows features on or off" on left.
4. Scroll down and check "Telnet Client"