Using UPnP-CWMP Integration for Operator-assisted Management of Domestic LANs



The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol framework was conceived to allow seamless device discovery, control and configuration on domestic LANs, with minimum user
intervention. It supports a wide range of devices, from printers to network equipment, having become an important mechanism for automatic configuration of devices within domestic LANs.
With the increasing need for Internet Service Providers to manage devices inside broadband customers’ LANs (such as set-top boxes, VoIP handsets, DVRs and media players), the
information and mechanisms provided by UPnP could be valuable for remote equipment configuration and diagnostics. However, UPnP was not designed to operate in the environment of current broadband access networks (GPON, DSL, cable...).
In this paper we propose a solution that addresses this issue by means of an extension that integrates UPnP with Broadband Forum’s CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP), a de facto standard for remote management of devices on the customer premises, enabling operators to use their CWMP infrastructure to manage UPnP devices located on the customer LAN.


CWMP, UPnP, Home Networks


Network management


IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference - CCNC 2012, January 2012

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