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NetLimiter Alternatives

NetLimiter is described as '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' and is a popular Firewall in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to NetLimiter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, KDE and VirtualBox. The best alternative is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NetLimiter are NetBalancer, Portmaster, Little Snitch and Gufw.

NetLimiter alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Network Monitors or Ad Blockers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NetLimiter.
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  1. simplewall icon

    simplewall

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightsimplewall consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedsimplewall is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freesimplewall doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Portablesimplewall can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    simplewall vs NetLimiter opinions
    This alternative is disputed. simplewall is still a legitimate alternative to NetLimiter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    There's no easy way to see and I have found no way to limit bandwidth. this is the core feature of NetLimiter so I cannot consider this as an alternative at all.

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    Doesn't show network usage, like how many KB is an app using.

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    Does not allow traffic shaping. Only blocking.

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    The tool is fine, easy to setup, but it can only block traffic, not limit.

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    Simplewall does allow the limiting of bandwidth for a process / application

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

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    Some users think NetBalancer is a great alternative to NetLimiter, some don't.

    Net Limiter is not only can limit the bandwidth and monitor data usage, but also can blocking apps to use internet or ask before the apps want to connect to internet

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    Doesn't work like netlimitter. Always we see dropping on games ping

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  3. Portmaster icon

    Portmaster

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Portmaster is a free and open-source application firewall that puts you back in charge over all your computer's network connections.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPortmaster is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePortmaster supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersPortmaster has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingPortmaster will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ No LogsPortmaster doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
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    Little Snitch

    • Mac

    A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!

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    Network monitor (official screenshot).
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    Not the same type of program

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    Gufw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gufw is an easy, intuitive way to manage your Linux firewall. It supports common tasks such as allowing or blocking pre-configured, common p2p, or individual ports port(s), and many others! Gufw is powered by Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw).

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    Main Gufw window where you set which applications to allow or block.
    Gufw vs NetLimiter opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Gufw is still a legitimate alternative to NetLimiter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    On Linux, it uses netfilter to rate-limit ports and applications

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  6. trickle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    trickle works by taking advantage of the unix loader preloading. Essentially it provides, to the application, a new version of the functionality that is required to send and receive data through sockets.

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    AppNetworkCounter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    appNetworkCounter is a simple tool for Windows that counts and displays the number of TCP/UDP bytes and packets sent and received by every application on your system.

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    AppNetworkCounter vs NetLimiter opinions
    This alternative is disputed. AppNetworkCounter is still a legitimate alternative to NetLimiter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It lacks almost all of the features NetLimiter has - it is NOT an alternative in any way.

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    It is only a traffic monitor, cant limit the traffic

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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSterJo Netstalker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Wonder Shaper

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.

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    Some users think Wonder Shaper is a great alternative to NetLimiter, some don't.

    Net Limiter is for Windows, Wonder Shaper will never fit on Windows (its for a complete different OS)

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  10. CacheGuard-OS icon

    CacheGuard-OS

    • 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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    completely different software

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