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 app 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 (Paid), Little Snitch (Paid), Portmaster (Free, Open Source) and Gufw (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer.
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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.
      The tool is fine, easy to setup, but it can only block traffic, not limit.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      frenchiveruti Doesn't show network usage, like how many KB is an app using.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      Does not allow traffic shaping. Only blocking.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Simplewall does allow the limiting of bandwidth for a process / application
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10. You can use NetBalancer to set download/upload transfer rate priority for any applications and monitor their internet traffic.
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      NetBalancer vs NetLimiter opinions
      Some users think NetBalancer is a great alternative to NetLimiter, some don't.
      Doesn't work like netlimitter. Always we see dropping on games ping
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      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
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. All-Around System Privacy Since the Portmaster sits on your kernel, you can finally protect your whole computer, not just your browser. Do you want to block Ads and Analytics for your whole operating system? The Portmaster has you covered.
    5. 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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      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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • 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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      • 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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      CacheGuard-OS vs NetLimiter opinions
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      completely different software
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    6. 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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      • Windows
      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 network.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.
      Wonder Shaper vs NetLimiter opinions
      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)
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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