Browser Compatibility and Security Settings

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This page will allow you to test your browser's compatibility with the RMV's online transactions pages. From this page, you can determine your browser's compatibility with our secure pages.

Browsers and Browser Versions Compatible with this Site

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x or higher with 128-bit encryption
  • Netscape Navigator 4.x or higher with 128-bit encryption
  • America Online 4.0 or higher with 128-bit encryption

Browser Version Requirements

Please note that whichever browser version you use, it must support 128-bit encryption (also called "strong" or "domestic" or U.S." encryption). 128-bit encryption gives you the highest level of protection possible whenever you perform one of the RMV's online transactions. To check the encryption level of your browser, follow these instructions:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer:
    • From your browser's "Help" menu, select "About Internet Explorer".
    • There should be a line which reads: "Cipher Strength: 128-bit"
    • If your browser's "Help->About Internet Explorer" does not mention 128-bit cipher strength, you'll need to download the free "Internet Explorer High Encryption Pack" from Microsoft
  • Netscape Navigator:
    • From your browser's "Help" menu, select "About Navigator".
    • Verify that you have Netscape 4.08 or newer.
  • America Online:
    • Visit AOL keyword: "128Browser" for details.

Upgrade your Browser or Encryption Strength

If you need to upgrade to a new browser, click on the links below to go the Netscape or Microsoft sites.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 3.0 Configuration

  • America Online 4 and higher
    • AOL 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0 are pre-configured to accept SSL v3 connections
    America Online 3 (Special Instructions)
    • AOL has an integrated browser (an AOL version of Internet Explorer). In order to access this site's secure areas, you should upgrade to AOL 4.0 or newer. If you are unable to upgrade, it is possible to use a "stand alone" browser with your AOL 3.0 connection.
    Follow these instructions:
    • Download and install a browser from Microsoft or Netscape
    • Dial in and log on to AOL
    • After a connection has been established, minimize your AOL window
    • Start up your stand alone browser, it will use your AOL connection to access the internet
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and higher
    • From the Menu, choose "Tools"
    • Choose "Internet Options"
    • Choose the "Advanced" Tab
    • Scroll down to the "Security" heading
    • Check the SSL 3.0 item
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x
    • From the Menu, choose "View"
    • Choose "Internet Options"
    • Choose the "Advanced" Tab
    • Scroll down to the "Security" heading
    • Check enable SSL v3
  • Netscape Navigator 4.7 and higher (see below for Netscape 6)
    • From the Menu at the top of the browser screen, choose "Communicator"
    • Choose "Tools"
    • Choose "Security Info"
    • Choose "Navigator"
    • Under "Advanced Security (SSL) Configuration" select the checkbox for SSL v3
    • Scroll down to the "Advanced Security (SSL) Configuration" heading
    • Check enable SSL v3
    • Click "OK"
  • Netscape 6
    • From the Menu at the top of the browser screen, choose "Edit"
    • Choose "Security Info"
    • Choose the "Navigator" item
    • Scroll down to the "Advanced Security (SSL) Configuration" heading
    • Check enable SSL v3

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