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  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

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    • For now, it allows you to limit the bandwith of specific applications, processes, etc for free. Guest • Aug 2015 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    NetSpeedMonitor

    NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Not available anymore at the official website. Last version, 2.5.4.0, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
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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...

    Commercial Windows

    • it doesn't allow to limit the bandwidth for each individual program Guest • Oct 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees 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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    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...

    Free Mac

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    NetPeeker

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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

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    • 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 · Helpful Not helpful

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 · Helpful Not helpful

...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.

Thanks, I've just made the change

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

Comment by hedecan
about NetBalancer · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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?
thanks.

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