Thanks hang-the-9. I have given up on an alternative to telnet. I turned off telnet in the setting, and used the console cable. However, I do not have remote capability now. I could use a V.Everything modem to connect through the console, but would require a dedicated phone line. I did a port scan and still get an open port 23 even though telnet is not functional. I tried to block port 23 in the Filter Set, but still no help. Does anyone have any other ideas.