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Pocket TELNET is a telnet client program for Windows CE-based handheld PCs.
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Pocket TELNET is a telnet client program for Windows CE-based handheld PCs. It is similar in functionality to the telnet client program found in Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000, with one important difference: it provides better support for advanced character attributes, including color text.

This page is for the version of Pocket TELNET that runs on handheld PCs (these are typically Windows CE devices with a full keyboard and a landscape-style screen.) A version for Pocket PCs is also available.

Pocket TELNET has the following features:

Near complete VT100 emulation
ANSI color attribute support
Adjustable screen buffer size (up to 99 lines)
Adjustable font, text size, and default color for improved readability
File logging capability
Windows clipboard (copy and paste) support
Full screen mode
Optimized screen updates for fast, responsive operation
Can be started from the command line
Integration with Internet Explorer: enables telnet links (telnet: URLs) in Web pages (full installer only)

Pocket TELNET is a Windows CE application that has been tested for compatibility with the HP Jornada 720 and the Phenom LG. One user reported successful installation on an HP Jornada 680.

Pocket TELNET does not currently support the following obscure TELNET and VT100 features:

TELNET linemode option (all user input is sent immediately to the remote server)
Hidden and blinking text attributes
VT100 line wrap option (always on in Pocket TELNET)
Set/clear custom tab stops
Screen scroll command
Print command
Define key command

A keyboard or equivalent device is required in order to enter the license key. Alternatively, it is possible to enter a license key if your device lacks a keyboard but you have the ability to edit its Registry or execute a file containing Registry entries. After you receive your license key, add the following Registry entries on the device:

"ProductKey"=dword:1234abcd <--- REPLACE WITH YOUR REGISTRATION KEY (8 hexadecimal digits)
"Registrant"="your@email.com" <--- REPLACE WITH YOUR REGISTRATION E-MAIL

To emphasize, these are registry entries on the target Windows CE device, not on any host (desktop, laptop) computer to which the device may be connected.

Installation Instructions

Pocket TELNET was written originally for the HP Jornada 720 and compatible Windows CE handheld computers. A full installer is provided for these systems. This installer runs on the host PC and installs the program via ActiveSync. For convenience, individual CAB files are also provided for users who do not have ActiveSync installed: these can be downloaded directly to the device and installed there. Additionally, specially compiled versions for Windows CE 1.0 (tested on the HP-320LX) and for Windows CE 4.0 and later are provided.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The unregistered version can only connect to mud2.com. This should be sufficient for testing. You must change the port number from the default (telnet) to the numeric value (27723), due to a recent change at mud2.com.



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Released 28 August 2022
Language Support English (United States)
Popularity 1627
Total Downloads  15
Submitted By torch
Submitted On 28 August 2022


torch 21 October 2022 at 7:58:36 AM
Still available to purchase as of mid 2022
Source: personal experience

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