CDRouter Support

Getting Started with CDRouter

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Welcome to the World of CDRouter!

Congratulations on choosing CDRouter for your testing needs! This page will help you get up and running with CDRouter in five easy steps. Please feel free to contact us at if you have questions at any point.

1. Selecting a Hardware Platform

If you are starting an evaluation of CDRouter, or if you’ve purchased a software-only license, you will need to provide and configure a suitable Linux server to install CDRouter on.

If you’ve purchased an NTA1000 system, CDRouter is pre-installed and ready to run out of the box. Please see the NTA1000 Quick Start Guide for more information on the NTA1000 and skip to Step 4 of this guide.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Please see our system requirements page for a detailed listing of our hardware and software requirements.

Network Interface Configuration

Please see the following two pages for more information on the proper configuration of network interfaces within the system:

2. Install CDRouter

If you are evalutating CDRouter, a link to download the demo version will be provided by

If you’ve purchased CDRouter, software can be downloaded directly from the QA Cafe Lounge after logging in. Please contact the for assistance with the QA Cafe Lounge.

CDRouter is downloaded as an executable binary. To install CDRouter, just run the download binary as the root user. For CDRouter Demo users:


For new installations or upgrades to an existing system:


For more detailed information on installing CDRouter, please see our full software installation and a upgrade guide

3. Install a CDRouter License File

If you are evaluating CDRouter, a link to download a demo license, valid for 30 days, will be provided by

If you’ve purchased CDRouter, license file(s) can be downloaded directly from the QA Cafe Lounge after logging in.

The license file (cdr-DEMO.lic or cdrouter.lic) needs to be placed in the /etc directory on the CDRouter system.

For more information on licensing, please see the software installation and a upgrade guide.

4. Connect the Device Under Test (DUT)

This step is the same whether you have the CDRouter Demo version or the full version, and whether you are using your own platform or the NTA1000.

For an all Ethernet setup, connect eth1 (or equivalent) to the a LAN port on your DUT and connect eth2 (or equivalent) to the WAN port of your DUT. Note that eth0 is typically reserved for management and remote access of the system.

For 802.11 wireless, no physical connection is required.

The physical network device names (i.e. eth1, eth2, wlan0, etc.) are important to note, since it will be used when its time to create a CDRouter configuration file.

For other WAN connection types (DSL or DOCSIS). Please refer to these other articles to help with physical connections and configuration.

5. Use CDRouter

At this point, you can start running tests with CDRouter by opening a browser and pointing it at:

http://\<CDRouter-IP\>:8015 (for existing installations that have been upgraded)


http://\<CDRouter-IP\>:80 (for new CDRouter 10.0 installations)

Please check out the CDRouter Quick Start Guide for more on how to use the CDRouter software.

Additional Help and Resources

Once your CDRouter system is up and running, please visit QA Cafe’s Support Site for additional documentation.

On the support site click the ‘Support Home’ link at the top of the page to find:

  • Quick Start Guides - All of the Quick Start and Installation guides listed in this article are collected here for easy reference.

  • CDRouter Documentation, including User Guides for each of the CDRouter test module add-ons, such as IPv6 and TR-069. The CDRouter User Guide provides a full description of all of the features, configuration options, and test execution options included with CDRouter.

  • Test Case Summaries for all tests included with CDRouter and the available add-ons.

  • CDRouter Training, with links to webinars, testing guides and other training articles containing useful tips and detailed examples to help you get the most out of CDRouter.

  • Our searchable Knowledge Base for answers to common questions.

  • Customer Lounge - Login to access CDRouter software downloads, license files, and development resources.

We want you to be successful using CDRouter so please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you an happy testing!



About CDRouter

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