How do I modify the default Telnet client terminal type?

A. When you connect via Telnet, your session can emulate one of a number of types. Usually you can set the type by starting Telnet and running the following command:

set term x
(where x is ANSI, VT100, VT52, or VTNT).

You can also set the type in the registry. To avoid having to set each type, perform the following steps:

  1. Start regedit.exe.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Telnet.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD value.
  4. Enter a name of TERMTYPE.
  5. Set TERMTYPE to one of the following:
    • 0—Default VTNT
    • 1—VT100
    • 2—VT52
    • 3—ANSI
  6. Click OK.
  7. Close regedit.
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