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  • NetLimiter icon


    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...

    Commercial Windows

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


    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...

    Commercial Windows

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

    Freemium Mac

  • Bandwidth Manager icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Speed Limiter

    Speed Limiter application can simulate slow TCP/IP connections. All connections from that machine will go trough this app or you can configure only your application to...

    Free Personal 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 prioritization and PRIQ priority...

    Commercial Mac

  • BWMeter icon


    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...

    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 Kazaa, HTTP, Jabber, Citrix...

    Open Source Linux

  • Entonnoir icon


    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...

    Free Mac

  • NetPeeker icon


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

    Commercial Windows

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    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...

    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.

NetBalancer Comments

Comment by R0ttenB
about NetBalancer · Jan 2017 ·

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


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.

Thanks, I've just made the change


By far the best and it's free!

about NetBalancer and NetLimiter · ·

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

about NetBalancer · ·

Its better than netlimiter, compatible with windows 7 sp1

it is really full featured, i'm using it on win 8 x64 but occasionally it cause error 105 and 118 :(