PL-E41
Homeplug AV 500Mbps PowerLine Adapter

The ASUS PL-E41 router has No WiFi, 1 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the ASUS Homeplug AV 500Mbps PowerLine Adapter.

Quick links:
Default password/Login


PL-E41 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: n/a
RAM: n/a
Flash: n/a
Custom firmwares: None
Connectivity
WiFi: No ()
WiFi bands: n/a
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: None
ETH: 1 x 100mbps port
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for ASUS PL-E41

If your PL-E41 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your ASUS PL-E41 in the following way(s):

Through the web-interface

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the default gateway ip (check default settings below)
  2. Sign in to the web-interface with the username and password you have selected, or try the defaulr username and password (check default settings below)
  3. Under the advanced settings menu, select administration
  4. Find the link "Restore/Save/Upload Setting"
  5. Beside Factory default click on Restore
  6. If prompted, click ok

With the reset button on the router

  1. Locate the reset button on the backside of your unit
  2. with a sharp object, e.g. a paperclip or pencil, press and hold the reset button for 5s or until the power led starts flashing

The 30-30-30 reset

If the above instructions don't work you can always try the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.


Default factory settings for ASUS PL-E41

If you have performed a reset of your PL-E41 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

PL-E41 Firmwares

Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more secure from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the ASUS PL-E41:

ASUS stock firmware for the PL-E41

Stock firmwares for the PL-E41 are available under the download section on the modem's support page. You can also refer to the router's manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.




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