Check your browser settings

A few moments now could save you heaps of frustration later...

JavaScript

The registration page uses, among other things, JavaScript to help display the links at the right time. You must have this turned on or the links will not appear automatically. This is the default setting for most browsers so you probably won't need to worry about it. To check, visit enable-javascript.com or type your browser name and JavaScript into Google.

Refreshing

We work hard to ensure entry form links appear for you. Entry form links will appear automatically in your browser window at 6.30am, server time. This may be a few seconds different to your computer clock.

You should however ensure that you re-visit the registration page within an hour of online entry time to be sure you have the right things in place.

We understand that you are keen to get the links, but please, do NOT refresh your browser. This will slow your connection and may even mean you miss them.

However, you should see changes in the "time to go" message at 1hr, 30mins, 15mins, and 5mins to go. If you're not getting these automatically then your browser has not loaded correctly and we suggest you refresh once.

What if my browser prevents auto refreshes?

Although the default settings for the main browers allow websites to automatically refresh, some settings may halt and warn you in the process. We would strongly advise you add keplerchallenge.co.nz to your trusted sites and/or check your settings ready for online entries. For instructions on how to do this look for your version below. If your browser isn't displayed, a simple Google search will point you in the right direction.

A word on big brother

Some companies block certain internet content. Should you need to use your company internet connection, we suggest that you check, in particular, that the use of iframes within sites is allowed.

A note on server certificates

While the kepler server does not have a site certificate at this time, please be assured all your data IS received via a secure connection. For more info, read on..

Please note. The entry form is hosted and run from a secure server. So why does the booking page appear insecure? The entry form on this page sits in a separate frame within the Kepler Challenge website. The frame that it sits in is secure (SSL 128 bit). If you have any concerns and want to be sure, right click in the booking form and select properties (Internet Explorer), or right click and select This Frame > View Frame Info (Mozilla Firefox) to check the security details.

Internet Explorer

Default security settings allow refreshing automatically. However should you have made changes to these settings, we advise following these steps:

Internet Explorer 6

  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Security.
  2. Click the "Security" tab and choose the "Trusted Sites" icon.
  3. Then click on the button "Sites". A window will open, where you can add any sites that you wish to be in the Trusted zone. Be sure to remove the check by the entry "Require server verification (https:)...."
  4. Enter the site of interest in the line provided. Site URLs can be typed in directly or entered by copying and pasting. A shortcut method of copying and pasting an URL from the IE address bar is to use the keyboard command ALT+D to select the Web address and then use CTRL+C to copy it to the Windows Clipboard. Then right-click in the space under "Add this Web site to the zone" and choose "Paste" from the context menu. After entering a site click the "Add" button.
  5. The site is now added to the list of trusted sites.

Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the website that you want to add to a specific security zone.
  3. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  4. Click the Security tab, and then click a security zone (Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites).
  5. Click Sites.
  6. If you clicked Local intranet in the previous step, click Advanced.
  7. The website should be shown in the Add this website to the zone field. Click Add.
    If the site is not a secure site (HTTPS), clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
  8. Click Close, and then click OK (or click OK twice if you clicked Local intranet in step 4).

Internet Explorer 9.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the Security tab, and then add sites to this zone by clicking the Sites button.

Firefox

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options.

For Mac OS X users, access this via the preferences window. On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...

A checkbox labeled “Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page” is located under “Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Accessibility”.

Make sure this is NOT checked for your links to appear without the "Allow" warning bar. With it checked you will see a warning that the pages wishes to refresh ("Firefox prevented this page from automatically refreshing") - this will not in effect stop the links appearing automatically anyway. But it may unnerve you!