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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.

QA Cafe University is our knowledge base of information related to this interesting and challenging world of CPE devices.

What will you find at QA Cafe University?

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Webinars

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

Webinar: Testing SNMP with the new CDRouter add-on
Tags: Business Gateway, snmp

Register for this webinar CDRouter’s SNMP add-on turns CDRouter into a scriptable SNMP Network Management Station (NMS), letting you test the standard SNMP PDUs on your device’s custom MIB, or perform tests against the most common standardized MIBs for broadband gateways. Join the QA Cafe support team as we show you: - How to build more »

TR-069 Scenario Testing in CDRouter (Video)
Tags: Home Router, TR-069

If you missed our webinar on the TR-069 Scenario Testing feature in CDRouter, we’ve reproduced a video here. CDRouter’s TR-069 add-on turns CDRouter into a scriptable ACS simulator with test cases for protocol functionality. CDRouter’s TR-069 Scenario tests give you a set of tools that let you build your own rudimentary TR-069 tests to align more »

Testing TR-069 with CDRouter (Video)
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If you missed our QA Cafe University Webinar on testing TR-069 with CDRouter, we’ve made a condensed version that you can view here! We will have more webinars like this going into detail on all of the most common test scenarios in CDRouter, so stay tuned! You can learn everything there is to know about more »
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Training

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

Who is CDRouter Support (Video)
Tags: CDRouter, support

We had a chance to sit down with Brad Ritchie, head of our CDRouter Support team. He tells us about working with networking and why he enjoys working with CDRouter to improve QA Cafe customers’ broadband products.

Bug of the Month – Ignoring Credentials
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There have been several recent news articles about holes in home gateway security, allowing for a malicious hacker to take over a gateway in the way they would any other computer system. While the holes in these cases have been complex and deep seated bugs that would be hard to find without a lot of more »

Are virtual home gateways on the horizon?
Tags: Business Gateway, Home Router, Service Provider Networks, TR-069

We just got back from the Broadband Forum Q1 2014 meeting in Malta. In addition to lots of exciting things happening in TR-069 and access performance metrics, there has been a lot of talk lately about virtualization. This includes not only virtualizing service provider network functions, but virtualizing parts of the functions of the home more »
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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.

How to test LTE gateways and hotspots in the lab (video)
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CDRouter can easily be used in a test setup for LTE gateways or handsets in hotspot mode. But what sort of equipment is needed? Matt shows us how the QA Cafe lab is set up to perform this testing in CDRouter:

CloudShark Uploads in OpenWrt – Perform a Capture, Upload to CloudShark
Tags: CloudShark, Home Router, OpenWrt

Those in the CPE world are probably very familiar with OpenWrt, an open source linux implementation for embedded devices, including home gateways or wireless routers. OpenWrt is popular and extensible, with over 3000 available packages. Recently, an Opernwrt package was developed that adds QA Cafe CloudShark capture and upload capability. The new package supports packet more »

TR-069 Scenario Testing in CDRouter (Video)
Tags: Home Router, TR-069

If you missed our webinar on the TR-069 Scenario Testing feature in CDRouter, we’ve reproduced a video here. CDRouter’s TR-069 add-on turns CDRouter into a scriptable ACS simulator with test cases for protocol functionality. CDRouter’s TR-069 Scenario tests give you a set of tools that let you build your own rudimentary TR-069 tests to align more »