Gammadyne Corporation
"The program is wonderful.  Thank you for writing such a great piece of software."
- B. Kartina
"Connection Keeper is by far the best cool little tool I have ever used to keep me alive!"
- Timothy Peterson
"The best stay-connected programme I have ever used."
- Judy Lane

Connection Keeper

Connection Keeper is an invaluable time-saving tool for dial-up users.  This free program simulates Internet browsing (at a random interval) to prevent your connection from appearing idle, thus preventing your ISP from dropping the connection due to inactivity.  Connection Keeper can also automatically close many types of popup windows, such as those asking if you wish to stay connected.  And if the connection is lost, Connection Keeper can automatically dial back in, restoring the connection as fast as possible.  Save your time and sanity - try Connection Keeper today!

  • 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.  Several methods are available:  simulated button click, simulated keystrokes, by sending a window message, or even forced termination.
  • Connection Keeper can be used to monitor web sites, DNS records, FTP files, and POP/IMAP/SMTP mail servers.  Errors can be reported by a popup window or by email.
  • Can run when not connected to the Internet.  It waits patiently until a connection is made.
  • 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 real URL's can be edited.
  • 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.
  • Connection Keeper can monitor hyperlinks on a webpage.  This is useful for informing you when a website removes its link to your website.
  • Can be minimized to the system tray so that it does not take up space on the taskbar.
  • 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 web site when the computer boots up.
  • Uses very little system resources.
  • Connection Keeper installs no third party software, no malware, and displays no advertisements.  It is true freeware.

Click the button below to download Connection Keeper version 21.0, released on September 22nd, 2023.  Microsoft Windows is required (XP or later).

Connection Keeper is fully functional freeware.  However, if you like it, you can make a donation (available in $5 increments).