Prevents your internet connection from being dropped due to inactivity
Connection Keeper prevents your Internet connection from appearing idle or inactive. It does this using almost no bandwidth or system resources. If a connection is lost, Connection Keeper can automatically dial back in. Connection Keeper can even automatically simulate a button click to close popup windows (such as asking if you wish to stay connected). You can configure precisely how your line is kept active, and Connection Keeper's window can be minimized to the system tray. Here are some key features of "Connection Keeper":
· Can be set to automatically redial if the connection is lost.
· Can automatically close popup windows that ask the user if they want to stay online.
· Can be minimized to the system tray so that it does not take up space on your taskbar.
· Can run when you are not even connected to the Internet. It waits patiently until you connect before it does anything.
· Uses very little computer resources.
· The query that is sent to the ISP takes up almost no bandwidth. You can run Connection Keeper in the background regardless of whether or not you are using the Internet without fear that your connection will be slowed down.
· The interval at which Connection Keeper queries the ISP is adjustable, or it can be set to a random interval.
· You can choose whether or not Connection Keeper requests a real or bogus URL. You have full control over the real URL's that are queried.
· If you are a webmaster, Connection Keeper can be used to monitor your web site. It will let you know if a page is not downloading properly. Errors can be reported by a popup window or by email.
· Command line parameters can be used to close a specific popup window.
· Command line parameters can be used to check for the existence of a file. A message window will only appear if there is a problem. This is useful for checking the status of your network when your computer boots up, for example.
· Command line parameters can be used to download a web page and report any errors that occur. This is useful for checking the status of your web site when your computer boots up, for example.
· Connection Keeper installs no spyware and displays no advertisements.
· 33 MHz 486 processor
· 8 MB RAM
· 7 MB of hard disk space.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Major interface improvements, too many to list. Added support for Aero Glass (Vista/2008/7). Improved appearance, layout, margins, skins.
· The tabs have been replaced with a row of buttons.
· Added a high resolution shell icon for Vista/2008/7.
· Added the /qa command line switch, which causes the "Query All" tool to run immediately.
· Added the "View Error Log" option to the File menu.
· Added a hotkey for the "Query All" tool: F7.
· The Method column now defaults to "WM_CLOSE".
· Care is now taken to not issue queries while the user is editing the Sites List.
· When the Query Now button is clicked, a query will be issued even if the operating system is reporting that there is no Internet connection.
· Fixed: the "Auto-Minimize On Startup" option was always minimizing Connection Keeper to the tray, contrary to the documentation. It will now only minimize to the tray if the "Minimize to Tray" box (on the Window menu) is checked, as documented. Also, it will now minimize silently, and wi...