• Is your computer K¹² ready?
     
    Technical Requirements for Using the Online School
     
    K12 has several online components built into its lessons and tools. To use K12's program, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection and free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

    Hardware with Windows Operating System

    The minimum hardware recommendations to use the program are as follows:

    • CPU: Intel Processor 1.0 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
    • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 /8.0 (Internet Eexplorer 9.0 is not compatible), Mozilla Firefox 3. versions (Mozilla Firefox 4.0 is not compatible)
    • RAM: 512MB of RAM

    Hardware with Macintosh Operating System

    The minimum hardware recommendations to use the program are as follows:

    • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor
    • Browser: Firefox 3.0, or later
    • RAM: 512MB of RAM

    Software

    • Adobe Flash Player 10
    • Java Runtime Environment
    • Mozilla Firefox 3. versions (Mozilla Firefox 4.0 is not compatible)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0 (Internet Explorer 9.0 is not compatible)
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or later
    • Apple QuickTime

    Dial-Up

    • ALL web acceleration software must be disabled for the school to work properly.
    • If you are using NetZero, the 3G or Hi-Speed version of the NetZero software is not able to be used consistently with the Online School. The basic version of the NetZero Software should installed.
    • If you are using AOL you must minimize AOL after Connecting and use an approved browser.
    • If you are using MSN, you cannot use MSN Explorer consistently.
    • You MUST meet the minimum speed of 56kbps.

    It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up. All ISP

    • Pop-up Blockers can affect your ability to access the Online School.
    • Internet Security Products, such as Norton, can inhibit your online experience.
    • Software firewalls installed on your PC often will cause accessibility problems.
    • Firewalls must have port 8080 open to both TCP and UDP traffic to allow access to the OLS.

    Touchscreens and Wacom tablets

    • Touchscreens and Wacom tablets can interfere with accessing links in the Online School. Please see the manufacturer's Support Site to configure these devices to work consistently with Flash Player.
Last Modified on May 30, 2011