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L7 Filter Alternatives

L7 Filter is described as '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' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are six alternatives to L7 Filter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, OPNsense and OpenWrt. The best alternative is cFosSpeed. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Traffic Shaper XP or netifyd. Other great apps like L7 Filter are NetBalancer, Bandwidth Manager and Throttled Pro.

L7 Filter alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of L7 Filter.
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  • Linux

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

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  1. cFosSpeed icon


    • Windows

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

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    Main window = Settings
  2. NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10.

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    Traffic Shaper XP

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    The program is no longer updated.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

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    Bandwidth Manager

    • Windows

    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 for each Internet user.

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    The main window.
  5. netifyd icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • OPNsense
    • OpenWrt
    • ClearOS
    • NethServer
    • pfSense

    The netifyd software is an open source deep packet inspection (DPI) engine. The software is able to classify traffic and detect protocols like BitTorrent, Remote Desktop Protocol, VPNs, Skype and over 180 other protocols.

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    Netifyd Engine Flow Details

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    Throttled Pro

    • Mac

    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.

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    Easy Configuration
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