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Bell Aliant minimum system requirements

Fibe Recommended System Requirements

For optimum Internet speed, we recommend:

Hardware:

  • Network interface controller (NIC):
    • a 100 Mbps NIC as a minimum for Fibe Internet speeds up to and including 80/30
    • a Gigabit Ethernet as a minimum for Fibe Internet speeds greater than 80/30
  • Cabling:
    • CAT5e (short lengths only) as a minimum
    • CAT6 Ethernet (when CAT5e cabling is proven to cause slow speeds)
  • Random access memory (RAM):
    • 1 GB as a minimum
    • 2 GB recommended
  • Hard drive free space:
    • 500 MB as a minimum
    • 2 GB recommended
  • Processor:
    • 1.5 GHz as a minimum;
    • 2 GHz recommended
  • Operating System:
    • MacTM OS version 10.6 or higher 
    • WindowsTM Vista or higher
    • The latest Microsoft OS service packs with updates and patches applied

Please note: to achieve optimum download speeds from Fibe Internet 200/30 to a PC, you need to use Windows 7 or higher with all updates and patches applied.

Software:

  • Driver for your NIC – the latest version from your NIC driver manufacturer’s website

Please note: some firewall and anti-virus applications reduce the throughput of a computer. For speed tests these applications may need to be modified or disabled. Where possible, this should be avoided because of the security risk.

High-Speed Recommended System Requirements

For optimum internet speed, we recommend:

Hardware: 

  • Cabling:
    • CAT5e (short lengths only) as a minimum
    • CAT6 Ethernet (when CAT5e cabling is proven to cause slow speeds)
  • Random access memory (RAM):
    • 1 GB as a minimum
    • 2 GB recommended
  • Hard drive free space:
    • 500 MB as a minimum
    • 2 GB recommended
  • Processor:
    • 1.5 GHz as a minimum
    • 2 GHz recommended
  • Operating System:
    • MacTM OS version 10.6 or higher
    • WindowsTM Vista or higher
      • The latest Microsoft OS service packs with updates and patches applied

Please note: some firewall and anti-virus applications reduce the throughput of a computer. For speed tests these applications may need to be modified or disabled. Where possible, this should be avoided because of the security risk. 

 

Internet Security Services system requirements

 

Recommended system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 | Windows 8 | Windows 8.1 | Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel CORE 2 Duo (2 GHz) or equivalent processor
  • Memory (RAM)
    • 1.5 GB (Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
  • Available free hard disk space: 2 GB free space (at least 800 MB on hard system drive)

 

Software requirements:

  • Net framework 3.5 (automatically installed with 2015 Internet Security Services if missing)

 

Supports/integrates with:

  • Yahoo Messenger 9 and higher
  • Skype 6.3 and higher
  • Firefox 14 and higher
  • Chrome 20 and higher
  • Thunderbird 14 and higher
  • Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Outlook Express and Windows Mail on x86