TelnetEnable for NETGEAR R7000 and NETGEAR R7500

The modified telnetenable for both python and telnetenable.c for Linux are listed on the OpenWRT wiki for unlocking telnet:

telnetenable in Python

NetgearTelnetEnable (telnetenable.c)

Compiled Binary for Linux x86-64


skbs's picture
I followed the procedure for

I followed the procedure for new Telnet enable in Windows and on Linux with web portal password. I get message 

Payload has been sent to Netgear router.
Telnet should be enabled.
However subsequent Telnet attempt is always refused. What might be missing?
trailmix's picture
This does not work for my

This does not work for my R7500 v2 which was upgraded to to openwrt as of the 12/12/2016 release.  The windows binary does run and I get a message saying that telnet should be enabled, but when I try to telnet to the lan interface it says connection failed.  Confirmed that the option to limit telnet is unchecked.

hootspoot's picture
Newer firmwares from Netgear

Newer firmwares from Netgear require telnetenable to send a UDP payload instead of TCP. works in Windows 10

hootspoot's picture
For people with later Netgear

For people with later Netgear firmwares, the telnetenable protocol has been modified to require a UDP instead of a TCP (the old or original telnetenable) packet.


The new telnetenable2 for windows (also works on Windows 10 no problem) is available here:

moshepupkin's picture
Doesn't work on my R7000 with

Doesn't work on my R7000 with latest firmware (I tried telnetenable2).