Connection Keeper simulates Internet browsing to prevent your internet connection from appearing idle.
This random interval simulation of activity can be useful in preventing your ISP from dropping your connection. Staying connected will save wasted time needing to reconnect.
Connection Keeper also automatically closes various pop-up windows, including those that ask if you wish to stay connected. If you still lose connectivity, it automatically dials back in and restores your connection as fast as possible, so there is only limited downtime.
Connection Keeper Features:
Can be set to redial automatically if the connection is lost.
Can automatically close popup windows that ask the user if they want to stay online. Several methods are available: simulated button click, simulated keystrokes, or by sending a window message.
Can be minimized to the system tray not to take up space on the taskbar.
Can run when not connected to the Internet. It waits patiently until a connection is made.
The simulated activity takes up almost no bandwidth.
The interval at which Connection Keeper simulates activity is adjustable, or it can be set to a random interval.
Connection Keeper can download a real or bogus URL. The list of actual URLs can be edited.
Connection Keeper can be used to monitor websites and even DNS records. Errors can be reported by a popup window or by email.
Connection Keeper can monitor DNS blacklists to alert you if your IP address or mail server has become blacklisted. If you are blacklisted, your outgoing email is much more likely to be treated as spam.
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. An error will only appear if there is a problem. This is useful for checking the status of the network when the computer boots up.
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 a website when the computer boots up.
Connection Keeper installs no malware and displays no advertisements. It uses minimal system resources.