How to Browse Website Using Command Prompt

How to Browse Website Using Command Prompt


The title for today tutorial how to browse website using command prompt is my personal experience, back when I'm a student, on that time I just started learn about Linux and I'm addicted to it. One time I come to a linux program lynx that can open a webpage or website in a console mode (without GUI), then I ask a question to myself: "how about Windows command prompt to browse a website like lynx in Linux?"

Some of you maybe will asking "for what I get this looks unuseful information? only browse website using cmd ๐Ÿ˜› ", I want to told you that there is no unuseful information for a knowledge, it can be useful and powerful if it used by the right people. So if you browse another blog, website or book if you feel unuseful, maybe you need to be the right people first before extract the knowledge and it will become powerful ๐Ÿ™‚

This method will be useful when you successfully own a machine and you want to gather as much data(enumeration) as possible especially about the network condition, the ISP information, etc.

Step by step browse website using command prompt:

1. Open your command prompt (Windows button + R and type cmd. If still confuse, check here). If your telnet client is disable, you can enable it by look to this tutorial how to enable telnet on windows 7.

2. Basically command prompt cannot browse the website because its only command-line interpreter, but we will use telnet. Just a brief explanation about telnet from Wikipedia:

Telnet is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area networks to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection.

3. Run this command to connect to a website using telnet

telnet website_url 80

How to Browse Website Using Command Prompt


telnet –> we want to start the telnet.

hacking-tutorial.lan –> the web server we want to connect to (I use the local address).

80 –> because web server is running in port 80, we connect to that port

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  • dhruv

    but does telnet works in win 7????

    • v4L



      • dhruv

        thank u for ur quick response…

    • shadow

      yes but you should activate it search on youtube how to activae telnet in win 7

    • samuelstinson

      yes it does, just open cmd as admin and run pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient” in cmd that shud start telnet

  • Commandlinemonkey

    You know Lynx is available for Windows…

  • ajaykumar

    it’s not working

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  • Kahuna

    Your English is awful…seriously, improve your grammar.

    • rerer

      no need

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    I love how people come on here, expect free information to be spoon-fed to them, and then complain that it’s not up to their liking. This person does a great job distributing helpful information for beginners and as usual people take it for granted. If you don’t like the tutorials, than don’t read them.

    To anyone educated in this field, the significance of this tutorial should be rather obvious. If not, I suggest you read elsewhere and do your homework before talking badly. Even knowing this beforehand, it’s still nice to see someone taking the time to teach beginners who have an interest in the field. It’s a shame that they take advantage of it and due to their own lack of capabilities, also complain and insult.

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  • Sultan

    You Grammar is pathetic..Where do you get the courage to write a blog amazing

    • John May

      You double-posted, and contributed zero. Computer people that are socially retarded like this are why I left Anonymous and took my abilities elsewhere.

  • Sultan

    Your Grammar is pathetic..Where do you get the courage to write a blog amazing

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