Tech Recommendations

Tech Recommendations for Virtual Sessions with The Moxy Lab

The Moxy Lab uses Zoom for its virtual sessions. Zoom installs a program (the “client”) on your computer.

Learn more about Zoom’s client.

Be sure you have the latest Zoom client installed.

We recommend that your computer have an upload and download speed of 3MB/sec, and that your ping (latency) is no slower than 15ms.

Test your upload and download speeds.

If possible, plug into your modem by ethernet. If not, situate your computer as close to your wireless modem as possible.

If you’re having connectivity problems, don’t hesitate to dial in on your phone. Look for the phone number in your Zoom invite. That way, if you’re video fails, we’ll still be able to hear you.

Hardware: Your Computer

We recommend that your computer have 4GB or greater of RAM, the equivalent of an i3 processor, and a processor with at least a dual core.

If you intend to host online, virtual meetings with multiple participants, we recommend your computer have 8GB or greater of RAM, the equivalent of an i3 processor, and if possible a processor with a quad core. In general, as of mid-2020, any computer more than four years old is unlikely to manage multi-participant, online meetings well.

Hardware: Peripherals

Be sure to test your camera, microphone, and earphones prior to any sessions. Be sure they’re functioning well and clearly. Zoom has, embedded within its program, tools to test audio and visuals ahead of time.

If you plan to regularly hold online sessions, we recommend you research and determine, by your criteria, the best external hardware for your purposes. For holding professional meetings, or webinars, the base hardware of many computers is not enough.