FRITZ!Box 4040 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 4040 Service

Loading the FRITZ!Powerline factory settings

Load the factory settings to delete all of the individual settings you have 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 it from working correctly.

Loading the factory settings

  1. Push the corresponding button on the device:
    ModelButtonDuration
    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
  2. All of the LEDs flash once during this process. The "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.