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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 Devices in CDRouter
Tags: Home Router, TR-069

Register for the Webinar CDRouter’s TR-069 add-on turns CDRouter into a scriptable ACS simulator with test cases for protocol functionality, letting you validate that your CPE is able to be managed via CWMP Join the QA Cafe team as we show you: Building a configuration to run TR-069 testing The different TR-069 test cases Testing more »

Webinar: CDRouter Basics

Join us on Thursday, July 24th, at 13:30 EST (18:30 GMT) Have you just started using CDRouter and are unsure where to start, 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: How to create an initial test configuration more »

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 »


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

Best Practices for Securing TR-069

Recently at DEFCON 22, a presentation was made to would-be white-hat hackers bringing to light Broadband Forum TR-069 for the first time to many unfamiliar with it. As one of the most largely deployed broadband management protocols in the world, TR-069 has quite a footprint, and a compromised system could potentially affect many broadband subscribers more »

How can end-to-end protocol testing prevent service calls?

The most well understood case for product testing is in quality assurance while a home networking product is in development, or testing its integrity between firmware revisions. But testing before, during, and after deployment can also ensure that service providers reduce costly support calls and truck rolls. We asked some of our customers, some in more »

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.

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)

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 »