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Cox High Speed Internet System Requirements

Last Updated: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 > Related Articles

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Summary

View the minimum computer requirements for Cox High Speed Internet, along with a list of supported browsers and supported email clients.

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Cox websites are optimized for Microsoft operating systems with Windows Internet Explorer 7 or higher. Cox High Speed Internet service is compatible with most operating systems and browser types. See Supported Email Clients, Internet Browsers, and Operating Systems.

All Microsoft operating systems must have the most recent service pack installed. Additional required updates include but are not limited to Java, Microsoft.Net, and Flash.

For installation and support, the following are the minimum computer requirements.

Important: The minimum requirements outlined below provide basic Internet connectivity. Some products and services offered over the Internet, including streaming video, may require more advanced computer features for optimal performance.

For WindowsFor Macintosh

Windows XP Home Edition 

  • CPU: Pentium II Processor (233 MHz minimum)
  • RAM: 64 MB RAM (128 MB for Windows XP users)
  • CPU: PowerPC G3
  • RAM: 128 MB RAM
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.4

Windows Vista Home Basic or Home Premium Editions

  • CPU: Pentium III Processor (800 MHz minimum)
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
 

Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional Editions

  • CPU: 1 GHz
  • RAM (32-bit OS): 1 GB RAM
  • RAM (64-bit OS): 2 GB RAM
 

Windows 8

  • CPU: 1 GHz
  • RAM (32-bit OS): 1 GB RAM
  • RAM (64-bit OS): 2 GB RAM
 

Some available disk space will be required by the operating system in order to function at optimal performance. Generally, 10% of the total hard drive space is needed.

The below recommended computer requirements provide the best performance for Cox High Speed Internet.

For WindowsFor Macintosh
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Processor or faster
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM or higher
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 -With the most recent Service Pack installed
  • Ethernet: 100BASE-T Ethernet
  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 256 MB RAM or higher
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • Ethernet: 100BASE-T Ethernet

Some available disk space will be required by the operating system in order to function at optimal performance. Generally, 10% of the total hard drive space is needed.


Supported Email Clients

The following are the Cox supported email clients.

  • Mac Mail
  • Outlook
  • Outlook Express 6
  • Thunderbird 16
  • Windows Live Mail (for Windows 7)
  • Windows Mail (For Windows Vista)

Supported Internet Browsers

The following are the Cox supported browsers.

  • Firefox 3.0 through 9.0 for Windows and Mac
  • Internet Explorer 7 through 9 for Windows
  • Safari 4 and 5 for Mac
  • Chrome 17

Internet browsers on video game consoles are not supported. 


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