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Navigating the world of CPE devices

If you are a vendor, provider, or user of home and business broadband CPE, you know that they are becoming increasingly complex and powerful devices. CPE operate in a world of hundreds of different protocols and topologies that are specific to each deployment.

Here you will find our knowledge base of information related to this interesting and challenging world of CPE devices.



QA Cafe conducts regular webinars on both the basics of CPE protocols and how to test them in CDRouter.

CDRouter 10 Basics

Have you just started using CDRouter as a new customer or demo user, or want to know some immediate tips and tricks you can use to get testing quickly? Join our CDRouter support team as they show you the basics specific to CDRouter 10: How to create an initial test configuration How to create a more »

Small Net Builder Test Process and Device Qualification

The popular review and ranking website for home networking, Wifi, NAS, and other connected consumer devices,, revamped its test procedures in 2016 and added a host of functional, scaling, and performance test cases exclusive to CDRouter to measure and rank the quality of small network equipment. This is exciting news for the retail consumer more »

Using the CDRouter Web Services API
Tags: API

CDRouter 10.0 adds a new and advanced web services API to interact with your tests, packages, and more. With a few simple calls, you can fully integrate CDRouter with your test environment, continuous integration tools like Jenkins, or even build new alert and monitoring systems. Join the CDRouter team as we show you: An overview more »


Our training guides give you an overview of how to correctly implement and test the common protocols used in today’s CPE devices.

TR-069 Training Series

Other training topics

TR-069 Training Series: Overview of a TR-069 Session
Tags: Business Gateway, Home Router, Service Provider Networks

Overview of a TR-069 Session TR-069 refers to the Technical Report published by the Broadband Forum that defines the CPE WAN Management Protocol, or CWMP. CWMP was developed to allow providers of broadband services to deploy and manage customer premises equipment in home and business networks. In the beginning, TR-069 was targeted towards the home more »

Protecting Against Vulnerabilities in SSL
Tags: Business Gateway, Core, Home Router, security, ssl, TR-069

Well, it’s official, the IETF is deprecating SSL version 3.0. This means that it will no longer be standard to fall back to SSL 3.0 in protocol negotiations, and for good reason: there have been a host of vulnerabilities in Secure Socket Layer, some of which are of particular concern to home networking devices that more »

Verifying TR-069 “real world” scenarios with a native ACS
Tags: ACS, Service Provider Networks

When it comes to testing TR-069, there are three main stages: Testing that your device handles CWMP and the underlying protocols Testing that your data model objects and parameters are valid Testing that your CPE will behave as expected in production CDRouter’s automation platform can make it very easy to do all of these, and more »

Testing Guides

Our testing guides give you an in-depth look at how to setup and configure your test environment and configure CDRouter to test complex deployment scenarios.

What should you test in Wifi mesh enabled routers?
Tags: Consumer Electronics, Core, DNS, Home Router, Mesh, nmap, Scaling, security, Wifi

Of all of the things about broadband service that is most keenly felt by the end user, it’s the quality of their Wifi networks. Wifi is unique in that it is a complex networking system that users are aware of, and make purchasing decisions for consumer electronics and for broadband service around it. Realizing this, more »

Testing Wifi Guest Mode
Tags: Core, Home Router, Wifi, Wireless

One of the most common use cases for Wifi is the ability to set up a guest network alongside another network that is used by the home user, business, or other organization. It’s also a source of a lot of problems: guaranteeing that the Wifi router or AP can handle the number of clients connecting; more »

Exploring scaling tests – Is your home gateway IoT ready?
Tags: Consumer Electronics, DHCP, DHCPv6, Home Router, IoT, IPv6, Wifi

By now we’ve all heard of the coming flood of network aware devices collectively referred to as the “Internet of Things”. While the term encompasses a wide variety of use cases that are not all clearly defined, we can come up with some rudimentary expectations on how this influx of connections will affect networks. For more »