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Resetting Powerline Fast Ethernet Adapters

You need to reset your Linksys Powerline adapter if you want to restore the device to its factory default settings.

The following scenarios may be applicable for reset:

•    After performing firmware upgrade and still unable to access the Internet
•    If the computer cannot obtain a valid IP address from the router
•    If the Power LED is blinking

IMPORTANT:  Resetting your Powerline device to its factory defaults will delete its previous settings.  Also, the devices connected to your second Powerline device will lose Internet connection once you perform a reset.

There are two (2) ways in resetting your Powerline adapters:

NOTE:  Make sure that your device is powered ON before performing the reset.

Hardware Reset
Linksys Powerline AV Utility

Hardware Reset

Step 1:
Use a pin or any pointed object to press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds.

NOTE:  The location of the Reset button may vary depending on the model of your device.  In this example, we are using the Linksys PLE500.  Its Reset button is located at the bottom of the device.

 

Step 2:
Check the LEDs of your Powerline adapter.  The LEDs of your device should blink.

NOTE:  To reconnect your computers or devices to access the Internet, press and hold the HomePlug Simple Connect  button of your Powerline devices for at least one (1) second.  The Powerline LEDs will start blinking and stabilize after a few seconds.

Linksys Powerline AV Utility

Step 1:
Click the Linksys Powerline AV Utility  icon.

Step 2:
Click the Administrator tab.

 

Step 3:
Click Restore.

 

Step 4:
A notification window will appear on your screen informing you that the reset process of your Powerline Fast Ethernet Adapter will take a few minutes.  Click Yes to continue with the reset.

 

NOTE:  To reconnect your computers or devices to access the Internet, press and hold the HomePlug Simple Connect  button of your Powerline devices for at least one (1) second.  The Powerline LEDs will start blinking and stabilize after a few seconds.


Related Article:

Installing Powerline Fast Ethernet Adapters
 

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