The minimum software required to take full advantage of gigabit service is Windows 7 or higher, MAC OS 10.6 or higher. The minimum hardware required to do the same is 2.0 ghz dual core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 1 gigabit transfer rate hard drive and gigabit Ethernet adapter. Other hardware/operating systems will work with the service; however, the full capabilities of the service may not be accessible. Common devices that fall outside of these specifications are:
- Gaming systems
- Computers running Windows XP or older operating systems
The websites you visit and the path through the internet to reach them also may not support 1 gigabit at every link, or may be affected by server loads.