Training

How do you test TR-069 enabled devices?

3 min read

If you’re developing a device or deployment that uses the CPE WAN Management Protocol (TR-069), like managed Wifi or other services, what should you test for? What are the benefits of automating it with a dedicated test platform? What are the benefits of getting certified or asking your vendors to certify? Basic components of TR-069 If you’ve been through our TR-069 training series, you’ve seen an in-depth look at all of the pieces that make CWMP work. Keep reading

Testing tips

Automating your test environment with the CDRouter web API

3 min read

Though CDRouter contains thousands of test cases, much of its power comes from being a fully capable automation platform for your entire test process. In addition to automating CDRouter test cases, you can use the CDRouter API to connect with your continuous integration, external test tools, or other applications to make your testing even easier. How to interact with CDRouter CDRouter contains three methods for interacting with its automation engine, configuration, and test packages. Keep reading

Testing tips

Increasing your DOCSIS testing output

1 min read

DOCSIS test setups have many different parts that all must be configured, maintained, and interoperable in order to reliably test Cable Modems, eRouters, and more. Doing this manually can be time consuming, especially when trying to use shared lab resources. What are some best practices for simulating and automating a DOCSIS environment to increase your testing output and perform more tests in less time? Join the QA Cafe team as we show you: Keep reading

Training

What should you look for when testing broadband CPE or Wifi performance?

4 min read

If you are developing or deploying broadband CPE, routers, or Wifi devices, what are the things you should look for when testing performance? Hint - it’s more than just throughput, and having a fully automated system to exercise the entire system is key to ensuring true performance. What is performance testing? What do we mean when we talk about performance testing on a broadband gateway or access point? Keep reading

Training

Automated home gateway security testing

1 min read

Test your devices before attackers do. It’s no question now - malicious attackers are targeting the home network, and the gateway in particular. Testing for security vulnerabilities can be tedious and ineffective if you don’t have a controlled, repeatable, and fully automated test environment. Join the CDRouter team as we show you: How to test the functional performance of your security tools like parental controls, firewalls, and the security of your user interfaces. Keep reading

Testing tips

Testing TR-069 Devices in CDRouter 10

1 min read

As the official test platform for TR-069 certification, CDRouter’s TR-069 add-on turns CDRouter into a scriptable ACS simulator with test cases for protocol functionality, data model validation, and security. Join the QA Cafe team as we show you: Building a configuration to run TR-069 testing The different TR-069 test cases CDRouter TR-069 vs. BBF.069 tests Testing the different TR-069 data models Setting up SSL certificates for testing

Training

How do I get a device TR-069 Certified?

3 min read

Is your device TR-069 certified? CDRouter is the official test platform of the certification program for TR-069, called BBF.069. You can perform this testing using CDRouter before seeking certification at an approved test laboratory. What does certification mean? TR-069 certified devices can claim complete conformance to the TR-069 protocol. If the device supports one or more optional features, those tests are performed and included when the device is listed on the Broadband Forum certified device list. Keep reading

Testing tips

Testing a Wifi Range Extender or Wifi Mesh System

2 min read

Devices that enhance consumer Wifi are becoming more and more prevalent, both off the shelf and deployed by service providers. A Wifi booster or Wifi range extender is sometimes a simple repeater, but more often they act as layer 2 bridges, and can still be tested for performance and management via TR-069 or SNMP. Isolating a node in a Wifi mesh When there are multiple repeaters forming a mesh, as is the case with a lot of consumer Wifi systems, it’s best to isolate the DUT that you want by telling CDRouter which BSSID in the mesh to connect to. Keep reading

Testing tips

Webinar - SNMP Scenario Testing

1 min read

CDRouter has the ability to build custom “scenario” tests to exercise the behavior of a DUT’s SNMP stack and MIB. Similar to our TR-069 scenarios test cases, this allows you to set up tests that perform SNMP get requests, set requests, etc. on MIB objects specific to your DUT to see if the correct information can be set and retrieved and that your DUT behaves as expected after configuration. Keep reading

Testing tips

Webinar - CDRouter 10 Basics

1 min read

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 test package for your test run Using the upcoming device manager How to run, loop, and monitor tests in progress

Webinars

Smallnetbuilder uses CDRouter for tests and ranking

1 min read

The popular review and ranking website for home networking, Wifi, NAS, and other connected consumer devices, smallnetbuilder.com, has revamped its test procedures and will be adding a host of functional, scaling, and performance test cases exclusive to CDRouter to measure and rank the quality of small network equipment: “We’ll be checking DNS, DHCP, UPnP, NAT, firewall and many other routing functions on every router we review. As far as I know, this will make SmallNetBuilder the first publication to perform exhaustive and consistent functional router testing. Keep reading

Training

Webinar - Testing Wifi Guest Mode

5 min read

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; making sure that the security in place for the guest network and other networks works correctly; and ensuring the policies you’ve put in place for guest access vs. Keep reading