FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service

Cannot update FRITZ!OS because you are asked to enter a password

During FRITZ!Powerline's online update or when you click the "Save Settings" button you are always asked to enter the password for the FRITZ!Powerline user interface. This prevents you from installing the FRITZ!OS update.

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the issue persists.

1 Restarting FRITZ!Powerline

  1. Unplug FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Plug FRITZ!Powerline back in after about 5 seconds.

    Note:The settings of your FRITZ!Powerline adapter will not be deleted when it restarts.

2 Temporarily deactivating password protection

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click "Password" in the "System" menu.
  3. Enable the option "No login (not recommended)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

If you were able to successfully complete the update, you can re-enable password protection.

3 Clearing the cache of your web browser

Clear the cache of your web browser:

  • Google Chrome
    1. Click the button (Customize and control Google Chrome) on the top right of Chrome.
    2. Click "More tools" and then "Clear browsing data...".
    3. Select "the beginning of time" in the "Clear browsing data" window.
    4. Select "Cookies and other site and plugin data" and "Cached images and files".
    5. Click "Clear browsing data".
  • Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click the (Open menu) button on the top right of Firefox.
    2. Click "Library" and then "History".
    3. In the history, click "Clear Recent History".
    4. Select "Everything" and click "Clear Now".
  • Microsoft Edge
    1. Click the button (More actions) in the top right corner of Edge and then click "Settings".
    2. Click "Choose what to clear" under "Clear browsing data".
    3. Enable the option "Cached data and files" and click "Clear".
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    1. Click the button (Tools) on the top right of the Internet Explorer.
    2. Click "Internet Options" and then "General".
    3. Click the "Delete" button.
    4. Enable the option "Temporary Internet files" and click "Delete".
  • Apple Safari
    1. Click "Safari" in Safari's menu bar and then click "Preferences".
    2. Click "Advanced" in the settings and enable the option "Show 'Develop' menu in menu bar".
    3. Click "Develop" in the menu bar and then click "Empty Caches".
    4. Click "Safari" in the menu bar and then click "Reset Safari".
    5. Click the "Reset" button in the next window.

4 Using a different web browser

  • Test a different current web browser, for example Chrome or Firefox.