You need to back up your AHP files in the ActiveHome Pro directory particular the ahx files
Also most importantly the x10Active.xml file found in the X10 Settings folder.
This folder is in the C:/users/allusers for windows 7 & 8
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ for XP
If your running Vista it has been reported to be in both places.
In any case if this file becomes corrupt AHP will not load.
With the servers down this file will not get recreatedThe CM15A isn't a Brick without the ActiveHome Pro software.
Many thirdparty softwares work just as well with it they just can't download to it.
In fact many thirdparty softwares will allow more options.
However if you run your CM15A disconnected from the PC this will now be a dumb transmitter without info downloaded to it.