Would you like to learn how to enable the Telnet access on an APC UPS? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to remotely access an APC UPS using the Telnet  protocol and the software PUTTY.

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Tutorial APC UPS - Enable Telnet

First, we need to access the APC UPS web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of the APC UPS.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

Access the Configuration menu, access the Network menu, access the Console menu and select the Access option.

Apc ups ssh

Select the Telnet check box and click on the Apply button.


You will have to reboot the UPS's network management interface.

Access the Control menu, access the Network menu and select the Reset/Reboot Menu.

apc upc reset

Select the Reboot Management Interface and click on the Apply button.

reboot management interface

In our example, the Network Management Interface will restart and enable the Telnet service.

You can now use a software like PUTTY to remotely access the APC UPS.

APC UPS telnet access

After the login, you should see the following screen.

apc ssh

Congratulations! You have enabled the Telnet service on an APC UPS.