File Submitter: marko
File Submitted: 21 May 2008
File Updated: 14 Sep 2010
File Category: VOIP, Internet Phones & Telephony
Version No: 10.0
Will Run On: 98/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista/7
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. It can even automatically simulate a button click to close popup windows (such as those asking if you wish to remain connected). You can configure precisely how your line is kept active, and Connection Keeper´s window can be minimized to the system tray.
- 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.
- Works with all versions of Windows® 98, NT4, 2000, ME, XP, 2003, and Vista.
- Added the "Query All" tool to the File menu.
- Added support for verifying the contents of a DNS record. In the Sites List, follow the URL with a tab, then the correct value of the DNS record.
- Added support for querying a DNS blacklist. The Sites List can contain a URL with the "dnsbl://" prefix followed by a domain name or IP address.
- Added additional command-line switches for closing windows. The /wmclose switch will close the window by sending a WM_CLOSE message. The /wmquit switch will close the window by sending a WM_QUIT message. The /keys switch will send keystrokes to the window.
- Added the "Popup" menu.
- Added the "Favorites" tab to the help file.
- When a command line is specified, other instances of Connection Keeper will no longer close.
- The Default skin now conforms with the appearance of Windows 7. The original default skin has been renamed "Experience".
- Numerous improvements to the "Check For Update" tool.
- The Send Feedback and Report Exception features now use HTTP to deliver the information to Gammadyne. The old SMTP method is only used as a fallback if HTTP fails. This is necessary because some ISP's only allow SMTP to their own mail servers.
- Fixed some minor incompatibility issues with Vista/2008/7.
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