Alternatives to NetBalancer for all platforms with any license

  • NetLimiter icon


    NetLimiter is an ultimate Internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set...

    Commercial Windows

    • For now, it allows you to limit the bandwith of specific applications, processes, etc for free.
      Guest 8/31/2015
  • cFosSpeed icon


    cFosSpeed is a network driver, which attaches itself to existing Internet connections. It then optimizes data transfer by means of...

    Commercial Windows

  • Bandwidth Manager icon

    Bandwidth Manager

    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth control and...

    Freemium Windows

  • Wonder Shaper icon

    Wonder Shaper

    A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.

    Free Linux

  • BWMeter icon


    BWMeter is a powerful bandwidth meter, monitor, traffic controller and firewall, which measures, displays and controls all traffic...

    Commercial Windows

  • Throttled Pro icon

    Throttled Pro

    Throttled Pro optimizes your internet connection and provides QoS (Quality of Service) to Mac OS X. It provides both ACK packet...

    Commercial Mac

  • Traffic Shaper XP icon

    Traffic Shaper XP Discontinued

    Traffic Shaper XP is a free bandwidth limiter for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server. It combines high performance traffic shaping with...

    Freemium Windows

  • Entonnoir icon


    Do your colleagues complain about you eating up all the bandwidth? Well, you are about to earn their respect back. Entonnoir...

    Free Mac

  • NetPeeker icon


    Monitor network applications, personal firewall, trace whois, network speed limiter. NetPeeker is a network tool set that combines...

    Commercial Windows

  • L7 Filter icon

    L7 Filter

    L7-filter is a classifier for Linuxs Netfilter that identifies packets based on application layer data. It can classify packets as...

    Open Source Linux

NetBalancer Comments

CPU usage can be slightly lowered...

Comment by norz
about NetBalancer Jul 2015 changing latency (in 'performance' tab of settings) to a higher value than default, eg: 15. I saved 0.5% to 1% on a 2015 ultraportable laptop with a broadwell core i5 2.3Ghz.


By far the best and it's free!

Positive Comment by blackboard
about NetBalancer and NetLimiter Oct 2014

I tried everything available for Windows at alternativeTo, and NetBalancer is by far the best, much better than NetLimiter. When the trial ends, the software automatically turns into the free version. The free version is limited to 3 traffic shaping rules, but that's sufficient for most people. I never have more than 3 bandwidth hogs running at the same time.

What I like most is that "it just works". It is updated frequently, so bugs get fixed fast.


Netbalance free

Positive Comment by alang
about NetBalancer Nov 2012

Its better than netlimiter, compatible with windows 7 sp1