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TR-398 Issue 2 WiFi Testing with LANforge: Virtual STA

The TR-398 WiFi Issue 2 Performance test plan by the Broadband forum provides a comprehensive set of tests to qualify the performance of WiFi access points (APs) to be deployed in residential and small office indoor environments. The TR-398 Issue 2 includes new test cases as compared to TR-398 Issue 1. The new test cases included in TR-398 Issue 2 are Dual Band Throughput, Bi-directional Throughput, 802.11ax-Peak performance and Automatic Channel Selection Tests. TR-398 Issue 2 includes 802.11ax station mode for all the test cases along with the existing 802.11n/ac modes.

See example reports auto-generated by this testbed:

Key Measurements


TR-398 Issue 2 Overview Video
Slide presentation for Candela Technologies' TR-398 issue 2 solution.

Candela Technologies offers a fully automated TR-398 Issue 2 test system. All the required test hardware including multi station emulator, traffic generator, RF enclosures, turntable, programmable attenuators, and fully automated test software along with PASS/FAIL results are provided in a fully packaged, easy to use and affordable solution. This testbed uses 6 4x4 dual-band radios supporting 19 virtual stations each. This performs better than 32 individual radios in some cases since there are fewer radios in a small volume, but virtual stations do not support OFDMA, so the AP must disable OFDMA. TR-398 assumes OFDMA is disabled, so using virtual stations does not invalidate this test. This virtual-station solution is also more affordable than the 32-station tri-band radio version of this testbed.

The test setup, testbed components and environment are all created as per the requirements in Section 5 of the TR-398 Issue 2 test plan document. Some of the components may be different than pictured depending on the options purchased. Please ask your sales representative for details.

The LANforge GUI provides integrated configuration and automation control for all the components of the testbed including the station emulators, traffic generator, attenuators, and turntables. The entire set of TR-398 Issue 2 tests, or optionally a subset of these tests, can be run with a single push of a button. An HTML and PDF report can be generated with a second button click when the test completes.

Includes these Building Blocks

Key Tests from TR-398 Issue 2 Document

Lead Times and Support:

Please contact if you need any assistance.

Lead Times: Four to six weeks.

TaaS/Onsite Support: Customers with only occasional test needs can use our Test as a Service option. Candela engineers can do the testing for you in our fully equipped test lab and provide a detailed test report with recommendations.

For more information, please contact or give us a call at: 1-360-380-1618

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