FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service

Updating FRITZ!OS of a FRITZ!Powerline adapter

FRITZ!OS is the software stored in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that controls all of its functions. We make new FRITZ!OS versions available on a regular basis that enhance and add new functions to your adapter.

There are various ways to install the latest FRITZ!OS on your FRITZ!Powerline adapter:

  • Online update using the user interface of the FRITZ!Box or FRITZ!Powerline

    Note:The "online update" function allows you to install the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Powerline adapter quickly and easily. However, in some cases you cannot use the "online update" function, for instance when the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is not connected to the Internet. In this case you can update it manually.

  • Manual update using the FRITZ!Powerline user interface
  • Update with the FRITZ!Powerline software

1 Using the FRITZ!Box user interface to update FRITZ!OS

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click "Perform update" after the entry for the powerline adapter you would like to install the update on.

2 Using the FRITZ!Powerline user interface to update FRITZ!OS

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click "Update" or "Firmware Update" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click "Find New FRITZ!OS" or "Find New Firmware".
  4. If a new version is found, then the "Start Update" or "Start Firmware Update Now" button is displayed. Click the button to start the update.

3 Updating manually

If you cannot use the "online update" function, for example when FRITZ!Powerline is not connected to the Internet, update manually:

Downloading the FRITZ!OS file

  1. Call up ftp://ftp.avm.de/fritz.box/ in your web browser.
  2. Switch to the folder for your FRITZ!Powerline model.
  3. Download the latest FRITZ!OS file with the extension ".image".

Installing the latest FRITZ!OS

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click "Update" or "Firmware Update" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "FRITZ!OS File" or "Firmware File" tab.
  4. Click the "Save settings" button.

    Note:Save your FRITZ!Powerline settings again under "System > Backup" right after successfully completing the installation. Then you can always restore it to a working configuration.

  5. Click the "Browse..." button.
  6. Select the FRITZ!OS file that you downloaded (image file) and click the "Open" button.
  7. Click the "Start Update" button.

4 Using FRITZ!Powerline to update FRITZ!OS

You can also use the FRITZ!Powerline software to install the update, for example if you are using a router from another manufacturer.

Downloading and installing FRITZ!Powerline

Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for FRITZ!Powerline

  1. Connect a computer on which the FRITZ!Powerline software is installed to the FRITZ!Powerline network.
  2. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  3. Move the mouse pointer over the icon of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter whose firmware you would like to update.
    • You will see an info window that informs you that an update is available (see fig.).

      Important:If "Update available..." is not displayed, then the latest version is already installed for that FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

      Fig.: Info window for FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  4. Click "Update available..." and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
    • The update is now installed for this FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  5. Repeat steps 3 - 4 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters.