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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: End-to-End Broadband Testing With CDRouter Live

The CDRouter test platform is the industry standard test platform for broadband CPE, used by hundreds of vendors and service providers world-wide. But lab testing can only go so far – find out how CDRouter Live is changing the way quality assurance works in the broadband world by allowing end-to-end functional testing in a live 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.

Using CDRouter Live With Shared Test Infrastructure
Tags: Cable, DOCSIS, DSL, Live, lte

CDRouter Live is our new add-on for CDRouter that lets you perform all of the same CDRouter testing that you know and love over a live production network. This has some distinct advantages for new, hard to test products like virtual CPE, cloud-dependent CPE, or mobile devices, but it can also be to great advantage more »

The New NTA1000v3 Platform for CDRouter (Video)

We’ve released a new version of the popular NTA1000 platform for CDRouter, a turn-key solution that lets you run CDRouter immediately and with hardware that we have qualified will work well with CDRouter test software. Bill from support shows us the new changes and how you can tell which NTA platform you have. Which NTA1000 more »

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: