FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service - Knowledge Base
Loading the FRITZ!Powerline adapter's factory settings
Load the factory settings to delete all of the individual settings you made in your FRITZ!Powerline adapter. This makes sense if you are going to use the FRITZ!Powerline adapter at a different location or are planning to pass it on to another user, for example. In addition, this deletes incorrect settings that prevent correct operation.
You can either push a button or use the user interface of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to load the factory settings.
1 Pushing a button to load the factory settings
- Plug the FRITZ!Powerline adapter into an electrical outlet.
- Push the corresponding button on the device:
Model Button Duration FRITZ!Powerline 500E / 520E "Reset" 2 seconds FRITZ!Powerline 510E / 530E "Security" 12 seconds FRITZ!Powerline 540E / 546E "WLAN/WPS" and "Powerline · Security" 10 seconds FRITZ!Powerline 1000E / 1220E "Powerline · Security" 10-15 seconds FRITZ!Powerline 1240E "WLAN-WPS/Powerline · Security" 15 seconds FRITZ!Powerline 1260E "Connect" 15 seconds
- All LEDs flash once during this process. The "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.
2 Loading the factory settings with the user interface
- Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
- Click "Backup" in the "System" menu.
- Click on the "Factory Settings" tab.
- Click the "Load Factory Settings" button.