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This post is reproduced, courtesy of jman642. He wrote all this, I didn't. If you want to post about your telnet experiences or questions, I recommend: »Directions on Telneting to your SpeedStream 5260

To get at your Efficient Networks SpeedStream 5260:

1st) Verify that the TCP/IP protocol is installed and your IP is
set to 10.0.0.x and subnet mask is set to or (both work)

Q: How do I Verify my TCP/IP Settings?

A: Right click on Network Neighborhood (assuming your using Windows 98), then properties. The Network window opens. Scroll down to
find TCP/IP - 'your network card' (be aware there may be more
that one if you have a dial-up connection. that would look like
TCP/IP - Dial-Up Adapter). Click on that listing. click on
Properties. The TCP/IP Properties window opens. Select the IP
Address tab. Here you can see your IP Address & Subnet Mask.

Q: How do I install TCP/IP, because its not listed for my network
card (NIC)?

A: In the Network window that you have open, select the Add...
button, select Protocol, then Add... Now, in this exact sequence,
select Microsoft from the right side and TCP/IP from the left
(you may need to scroll down). Now click on OK. At this point it will ask you for the Windows 98 CD and eventually want to restart
you computer.

Q: OK, TCP/IP is installed, how do I put in the right settings?

A: Refer to 'Q: How do I Verify my TCP/IP Settings?' to get to the
right place. Once you click on the IP Address tab, select Specify an IP address:, then in IP Address: type and in Subnet
Mask: type (note: a couple of different settings work
here, as I mentioned above)

2nd) Telnet to your SpeedStream 5260 on

Q: How do I Telnet? [Moment of truth!]

A: (again in Windows 98) click on Start, then Run... Type 'Telnet' without the quotes. A Telnet window will open. It also
may try to connect to your ISP (I'm using RASPPPoE and the Dialup
Connection widow opens... Just hit the Cancel button). You should
see 'Command-)' in the Telnet window. FYI, the connect process
only should take a couple of seconds. If it takes longer, it
probably won't connect. If that is the case, verify that you
don't have any other devices on your network using as
the IP address. Also, verify you TCP/IP setup is correct. I have
seen mention that the install tech's may disable a telnet session
in. I don't ~believe~ that is possible, but I do know that the IP
address or subnet mask can be changed. If that is the case, good
luck, because I have no answer to that.

3rd) Run commands in the telnet session.

Q: How?

A: It's pretty basic. Use the '?' to get help, either general or
specific. For instance, at the 'Command-)' prompt, type '?'
(with out the quotes, of course) and hit Enter. you should see:


Command Description


show Shows system information, status, IP configuration

set Sets configuration parameters

delete Deletes NAPT server entries, routes, or PVCs

default Sets various parameters to factory defaults

clear Clears statistics

reboot Reboots the router

firmware Downloads new firmware to the router

getconfig Set router configuration from a file

putconfig Save router configuration to a file

quit (exit, logout, logoff) exits command session

logout (exit, logout, logoff) exits command session

logoff (exit, logout, logoff) exits command session

exit (exit, logout, logoff) exits command session

atmping Tests the ATM link by transmitting an OAM loopback cell

ping Sends datagram round-trip to specified IP host

traceroute Traces the route (hops) from the router to an IP

This is a list of all the top level commands. You are able to
type some of the commands without any options. For instance, type
'show' to see the General Bridge Information. Or type 'show ?' to
see its options

Some commands do need the options, though. Now type 'set ?' and
you'll see:


Command Description


bridge Enables or disables the bridge function

bridgefilter Enables or disables bridge filtering

bridgemac Enters MAC address into the bridge filter table

dsl Sets DSL interface state to reset, connected, or disconnect

ethcfg Sets the Ethernet communication mode

ethip Sets Ethernet IP address, and network mask

hostname Sets the system hostname

ipgateway Sets the IP gateway (default route)

password Sets a new password for the router

spantree Enables or disables spanning tree

vc Configures virtual circuits

This is a list of all the second level options. To see what a specific command does type 'set ethip ?' and you'll see:


usage: set ethcfg (full | half)


Allows configuration of the data transmission direction of

the Ethernet interface. The interface can be set to 'half'

(one-way transmission at a time) or 'full' duplex (transmission

in both directions at once). The default setting is 'half'.

I believe you can use this notation to get help on every command available in the router, although I haven't tested every command...


You will want to save a copy of this page below to your PC for future use.
5660 Command Reference Guide HTML page.

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by MrCornell See Profile edited by Doctor Olds See Profile
last modified: 2006-05-29 20:56:50