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  • 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...

    • Does what balancer does not - works without any fuss. Guest • Jan 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For now, it allows you to limit the bandwith of specific applications, processes, etc for free. Guest • Aug 2015 • 5 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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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...

    • it doesn't allow to limit the bandwidth for each individual program Guest • Oct 2016 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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  • CacheGuard-OS

    CacheGuard OS is an Appliance oriented Operating System dedicated to Web traffic Security and Optimization.

    • This is an OS, not an application. Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows VirtualBox VMware vSphere Hypervisor Microsoft Hyper-V Server Proxmox Virtual Environment

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  • 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...

    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...

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      The program is no longer updated.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

    Freemium Windows

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NetBalancer Comments

Comment by R0ttenB
about NetBalancer · Jan 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam 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

You're welcome!
It'll save some battery too... ;-)

Possible me to restart that service after closing it without restart?

Comment by hedecan
about NetBalancer · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I quit the service app of netbalancer wheneveri login to my computer - just for performance, but when i want to use netbalancer, it pops error because of the non-working service app. is it possible me to restart that service after closing it without restart?