Participation requires that your computer and Internet connection.
Meet the technical specifications below.
Fast Internet connection: Video conferencing requires a very fast Internet connection. Think of video chat over Skype and multiply by 10 for an idea of just how much bandwidth it requires. Most providers recommend their fastest tier of service for video conferencing.
The following minimum Internet connection speeds are required:
Download speed: 12 Mb/s
Upload speed: 0.5 Mb/s (512 Kb/s)
You can test the speed of your connection at the link: speedtest.net
Video conferencing with its multiple simultaneous video chats demands a good deal from your computer. The following platforms are required:
Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or higher)
Upgrade your browser to the latest version:
Upgrade to the latest version of Flash Player:
Headset with Mic
Plug in your headset before you begin the rest of the setup.
Configure Your Computer's Sound Settings
Hotel Internet connections and WiFi at coffee shops (Starbucks, Coffee Bean, etc.) are not sufficiently fast for conferencing.
Smartphones and tablets (such as iPhones and iPads) do support live conferences, however, 3G/4G/LTE/WiFi connections are not sufficiently reliable for participating in online sections. It is highly recommended you use a computer with a wired internet connection.