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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?



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

Webinar: Testing TR-069 Data Models in CDRouter

Register for this webinar here. CDRouter’s TR-069 add-on turns CDRouter into a scriptable ACS simulator with test cases for protocol functionality. CDRouter TR-069 EDM expands these tests with a full set of hundreds of tests that exercise the complete data model of a device from defined profiles. Join the QA Cafe team as we show more »

Testing TR-069 with CDRouter (Video Webinar)

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 »


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

Bug of the Month – Ignoring Credentials

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 »

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.

Special Bug of the Month: Open SSL Heartbleed Bug in the Home Gateway?

You may have recently heard of a major bug in the OpenSSL implementation, widely used to provide secure communications on the web. This vulnerability is fairly widespread, but has been corrected and will be fixed as more systems are patched. We also made an example capture and explanation of the bug and a packet capture more »

How do I get a device TR-069 Certified?

Is your device TR-069 certified? Being the complex protocol that it is (and deployed on what is now probably close to 300 million devices), the Broadband Forum launched the official certification program for TR-069, called “BBF.069″, at the beginning of last year. CDRouter is the official test platform of the certification program, and you can more »