The console is so dam slow.. it take ages to type one small command?

Please work on this … its my first day and am not even able to push small hdfs commands in the console

You mean when you click on Open Console?

Some times it is slow. You just have to refresh.

Also you should set up putty or cygwin to connect to the lab with more reliable connection.

could you please suggest the ips and telnet and other conditions to set up putty in windows?