|Originally posted by bayexplorer
Here is how:
Get an updated 5040 image file (in my case, I have a 5040 with updated software, and I made an image), load it to your 5504 box. The menu will show up with commercial advance option and your IVS ID. Tested both functions successfully. Even after forced and nightly connects, the functionalities are not lost.
I suspect next time there is a software update, it will download the 5500 version based on your serial number.
I suspect at that point all you would have to do is get the image of the newest 50xx software and be good again.
I'm wondering if the IVS ID you used was unique or if there was a chance you highjacked someone elses 50xx ID number.
I'm guessing the 50xx software simply looks at the mac on the network card and generates the same IVS ID every time. But, DNNA may have not assured that 55xx network card mac numbers did not conflict with 50xx network card mac numbers since 55XXs aren't supposed to have a IVS ID anyway.
Probably too many Mac numbers to even run into a conflict. I'm not sure how the manufactures how to serialize the mac numbers on network cards.