What is the TN5250J Emulator?
The TN5250J java application is an IBM i 5250 terminal emulator written in Java. Originally created because there was no AS4000/iSeries terminal emulator for Linux with features like continued edit fields, GUI windows, cursor progression fields etc.
Decades later this emulator still works perfectly on the latest IBM i Systems.
Go and download the latest version from tn5250j.org or grab it directly from GitHub.
Or just download my copy of TN5250J V0.7.6 (in case the original website ever Vanishes)
BUT I DO NOT HAVE ADMIN RIGHTS TO INSTALL ON MY DESKTOP!!!
Don't worry we got this.
As long as you have JAVA (or some opensource variant of java) installed on your machine, then you can simply unzip the installer and run the TN5250.JAR file to immediately use your 5250 Telnet Emulator. Look in the UNZIPPED download file and run this:
and *BOOM* the emulator will ask you for your system name to connect to: