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Congratulations on your choice of AbsoluteTelnet for your one-stop terminal solution. AbsoluteTelnet provides the best and most populer terminal emulations available for any connection type. Whether you're using a serial cable to connect to your Cisco router or using SSH to securely connect to the other side of the globe, AbsoluteTelnet is the terminal for you.

AbsoluteTelnet ScreenshotCongratulations on your choice of AbsoluteTelnet for your one-stop terminal solution. AbsoluteTelnet provides the best and most populer terminal emulations available for any connection type. Whether you're using a serial cable to connect to your Cisco router or using SSH to securely connect to the other side of the globe, AbsoluteTelnet is the terminal for you.

Setting up

  1. All available options and settings are available on the Options->Properties menu. Whether you're setting up your connection host or just changig colors, this is your first stop.
  2. After you've got your connection properties set, take a moment to save them to an AbsoluteTelnet connection file using the File->Save menu option. We'll talk more about connection files later. For now, just save the settings to your Desktop and call it 'myserver' or something else you'll remember
  3. Now, initiate the connection using either the File->Connect menu option or the little lightning bolt on the toolbar. (A quicker way to start the connection is to just hit the enter key)

Coming back later

Desktop You'll see now on your desktop an icon that represents your connection settings that you established in the previous step. To quickly and easily start a new connection, just double-click this file. All of your settings will be restored and the connection will be initiated. The connction file icon will have a different appearance depending on the connection type, as shown here.

Cleaning up

Quicklaunch Don't like all of those icons cluttering up your desktop? Just Move your connection files anywhere you want! If you have lots of them, you may want to organize them in folders or assign Windows shortcut keys. If you have just a few that you use all of the time, place them on your quicklaunch bar as shown here. AbsoluteTelnet makes it easy for you to organize your connections the way YOU want. And, establishing a connection is always just an easy double-click.

Last Updated on Friday, January 23, 2009 02:56 pm  

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I've tried lots of different telnet/ssh clients, and I have two long-time favorites: Putty and Absolute Telnet. Putty, because it's such a quick download that on someone else's machine i can run it without going through an install, and it runs ssh. But for my own machine, the only choice is Absolute Telnet. It stores my password, terminal appearance and connection settings so that it's literally 2 seconds from clicking the icon to being logged in to my remote ssh accounts. It's incredibly customizeable, but not overwhelmingly so. I hardly ever pay for software (I'm embarassed to say), but I like Absolute Telnet so much I've paid for the full version and I'm glad I did. It's important to note that this software is maintained by one guy, Brian Pence, who personally answers people's questions on his online forum and answers email inquiries (he's answered a couple of mine, and always been really helpful). I gotta say, you hardly ever get this kind of commitment and personal touch in software anymore. --Ben Wheeler