Free NetBalancer Alternatives

    The best free alternative to NetBalancer is NetSpeedMonitor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to NetBalancer and eight of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NetBalancer are Murus Firewall (Freemium), Wonder Shaper (Free), Datapath.io (Freemium) and Traffic Shaper XP (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 10, 2020

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version, 2.5.4.0, 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Datapath.io 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.
      • 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.
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    4. Simple Internet Meter Lite is a lightweight bandwidth monitor.
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