FRITZ!Powerline 500E Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 500E 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.

You can either use a button or the FRITZ!Powerline software to load the factory settings.

1 Loading the factory settings by button

  1. Push the corresponding button on the device:
    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.

2 Using FRITZ!Powerline software to load the factory settings


Loading the factory settings

  1. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  2. Double-click the symbol of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter whose factory settings you want to load.
  3. Click the "Reset" button and then "OK" in the "Device Profile" window.