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Free NetBalancer Alternatives

The best free alternative to NetBalancer is GlassWire. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to NetBalancer and ten of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NetBalancer are NetSpeedMonitor, SterJo Netstalker, Wonder Shaper and Murus Firewall.

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

NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10.

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  1. GlassWire is a network security monitoring tool and analyzer that visualizes your network activity on an easy to use graph, alerts you of possible threats, manages your firewall, and more.

    GlassWire's graph shows you real-time network activity broken down by apps, traffic, and hosts.
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    NetSpeedMonitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.


  3. SterJo Netstalker icon

    SterJo Netstalker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SterJo NetStalker is innovative and FREE security software able to detect all authorized and unauthorized connections to your computer and send you alert for each new connection.

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    Wonder Shaper

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.

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  5. Murus Firewall icon

    Murus Firewall

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    Datapath.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    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.

    81% median latency improvement (10.75 ms) from London to AWS Ireland
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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.

    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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  8. L7 Filter icon

    L7 Filter

    • 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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  9. Speed Limiter

    • 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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  10. Simple Internet Meter Lite icon

    Simple Internet Meter Lite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Simple Internet Meter Lite is a lightweight bandwidth monitor.

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