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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 push a button or use the user interface of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to load the factory settings.

1 Loading the factory settings by button

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet and wait until the "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit or the "Connect" LED starts flashing slowly.
  2. Push the corresponding button on the device:
    ModelButtonDuration
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E / 1220Connect15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240EWLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 1220E / 1000EPowerline · Security10-15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E / 540EWLAN · WPS und Powerline · Security10 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 530E / 510ESecurity12 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 520E / 500EReset2 seconds
  3. During this process, all of the LEDs flash once. The "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit or the "Connect" starts flashing slowly as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

2 Loading the factory settings with the user interface

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click "Backup" or "Reset" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Factory Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "Load Factory Settings" button.