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Telnet Could not open connection to the host: Connect failed

I am trying to telnet into my Roku 3

telnet [Roku I.P. address] 8085
Connecting to [ROKU I.P. address]...Could not open connection to the host, on port 8085: Connect failed

I also tried port 8080, same error message

I've got developer mode on, and am able to access the Development Application Installer in my browser at the ROKU's I.P. address without any problem.

Any suggestions? I need to see the debug output..

thx
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Re: Telnet Could not open connection to the host: Connect fa

Try rebooting the device, make sure Developer mode is still on, after software updates you may need to re-enable it.

-Joel
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Re: Telnet Could not open connection to the host: Connect failed

Just to follow up, "turning everything off and on again" (+uninstall/reinstall) solved the issue for me, here - ty!
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Re: Telnet Could not open connection to the host: Connect failed

:shock:
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Re: Telnet Could not open connection to the host: Connect failed

Unfortunately restarting the device didn't work for me. Like you said, am able to connect through the browser just fine. Have connected via telnet many times in the past. Still getting the timeout:

 

$ telnet 192.168.18.237

Trying 192.168.18.237...

telnet: connect to address 192.168.18.237: Operation timed out

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host

 

Edit: forgot the port this time, doh. Working: `telnet {local ip} 8085`

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