NetBalancer Alternatives

    NetBalancer is described as 'internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10' and is a popular app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to NetBalancer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and VirtualBox. The best alternative is NetLimiter. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NetSpeedMonitor or Murus Firewall. Other great apps like NetBalancer are cFosSpeed (Paid), CacheGuard-OS (Paid), Wonder Shaper (Free) and (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 10, 2020

    1. 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 traffic.
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      NetLimiter vs NetBalancer opinions
      Most users think NetLimiter is a great alternative to NetBalancer.
      For now, it allows you to limit the bandwith of specific applications, processes, etc for free.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      Does what balancer does not - works without any fuss.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. cFosSpeed is a network driver, which attaches itself to existing Internet connections. It then optimizes data transfer by means of Traffic Shaping.
      cFosSpeed vs NetBalancer opinions
      Some users think cFosSpeed is a great alternative to NetBalancer, some don't.
      it doesn't allow to limit the bandwidth for each individual program
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    3. NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7.


      The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version,, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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      Some users think NetSpeedMonitor is a great alternative to NetBalancer, some don't.
      • Windows
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Proxmox Virtual Environment
      All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product.
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      CacheGuard-OS vs NetBalancer opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      This is an OS, not an application.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    4. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.
    5. 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 optimized bandwidth.
      • Windows
      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.
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      • 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.


      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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      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 use it as a proxy.
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