Alternatives to NetBalancer for all platforms with any license

  • NetLimiter icon

    NetLimiter

    NetLimiter is an ultimate Internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their Internet...

    Commercial Windows

    • For now, it allows you to limit the bandwith of specific applications, processes, etc for free. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    cFosSpeed

    cFosSpeed is a network driver, which attaches itself to existing Internet connections. It then optimizes data transfer by means of Traffic Shaping. This software is designed to achieve maximum performance of your Internet connection...

    Commercial Windows

    • it doesn't allow to limit the bandwidth for each individual program Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Bandwidth Manager

    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth control and quality of service based on built-in prioritized rules. These rules can specify a bandwidth limit...

    Commercial Windows

  • Murus Firewall icon

    Murus Firewall

    Murus is a frontend for the OS X PF network firewall. From basic filtering to advanced proactive options, Murus allows to easily configure a complex network setup dragging and dropping icons and moving sliders and selecting checkboxes.

    Freemium Mac

  • Wonder Shaper icon

    Wonder Shaper

    A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.

    Free Linux

  • 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 prioritization and PRIQ priority services. For the non-technical reader out there, it allows for better...

    Commercial Mac

  • BWMeter icon

    BWMeter

    BWMeter is a powerful bandwidth meter, monitor, traffic controller and firewall, which measures, displays and controls all traffic to/from your computer or on your network. Unlike other products, it can analyze the data packets (where...

    Commercial Windows

  • Traffic Shaper XP icon

    Traffic Shaper XP

    Traffic Shaper XP is a free bandwidth limiter for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server. It combines high performance traffic shaping with the ease of use and flexibility to keep your network free of congestion. Features: Speed limiting...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 1.20, released in October 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Datapath.io icon

    Datapath.io

    Datapath.io is a network performance management tool which automates the process of performance optimization.It scans global internet infrastructure to find the fastest,least expensive network path with the least packet loss and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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 Kazaa, HTTP, Jabber, Citrix, BitTorrent, FTP, Gnucleus, eDonkey2000, etc., regardless of port. It...

    Open Source Linux

  • Bandwidth Management and Firewall icon

    Bandwidth Management and Firewall

    Bandwidth manager, traffic shaper, tracker of transferred data, monitor, firewall. It manages connections centrally for company network or ISP's network deployed on Windows gateway.

    Commercial Windows

  • Entonnoir icon

    Entonnoir

    Do your colleagues complain about you eating up all the bandwidth? Well, you are about to earn their respect back. Entonnoir allows you to limit the upload and download speed on a system scale for any port. Just enable or disable...

    Free Mac

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  • NetPeeker icon

    NetPeeker

    Monitor network applications, personal firewall, trace whois, network speed limiter. NetPeeker is a network tool set that combines the functionality of traffic monitoring with the blocking features of a personal firewall. It allows...

    Commercial Windows

NetBalancer Comments

Sad to see that the bandwidth limiting functionality

Comment by R0ttenB
about NetBalancer 10 days ago

Sad to see that the bandwidth limiting functionality is gone in the new free version :(

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CPU usage can be slightly lowered...

Comment by norz
about NetBalancer Jul 2015

...by 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.

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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.

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Netbalance free

Positive Comment by alang
about NetBalancer Nov 2012

Its better than netlimiter, compatible with windows 7 sp1

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