I cannot figure out how to establish a telnet connection between two routers in Cisco Packet Tracer. This is a relatively simple process, I know, but I have been back and forth looking for how to fix this issue. At first, I thought I created the ip addresses with a subnet that was too small, but after increasing the size of the subnet from 255.255.255.252 to a standard class C subnet, I've realized that wasn't the problem. I will post the information that is related to this issue to simply your ability to help me. Please help me to understand what I am doing wrong. I will look at resources you post, but please be aware that I've been looking at resources on google for 2 weeks now. There are no users configured for the routers, because I figured that if I can't get the connection to even establish, then logging in is another problem I can deal with after.
When I telnet from router one with "telnet 172.16.3.1", I continue to recieve that the connection timed out and that the remote host isn't responding. It is the same from router2 to 172.16.1.1.
Do I need to set a line to connection from one console port to another or what? I am lost on what to do next. I appreciate all help. I need to do this so I can change the motd remotely. It's a demonstration I am doing for class, and the teacher refuses to help. Please and thank you. I'll update any additional information you feel is necessary to help me.
Router1# fa0/0 172.16.2.1 255.255.255.0 s2/0 172.16.1.1 255.255.255.0 Router2# fa0/0 172.16.4.1 255.255.255.0 s2/0 172.16.3.1 255.255.255.0 vty 0 4 ! for both routers password password login local