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Free NetLimiter Alternatives

The best free alternative to NetLimiter is simplewall, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to NetLimiter and 13 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NetLimiter are Portmaster, Gufw, trickle and SterJo Netstalker.

NetLimiter alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Network Monitors or Anti-Malware Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NetLimiter.
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  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.

    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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    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.

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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).

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Wonder Shaper icon

    Wonder Shaper

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.

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    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)

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  7. 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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    TrafficToll

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    TrafficToll allows you to limit download and upload bandwidth globally (per interface) and per process, even during the process' runtime.

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  9. vnStat Client icon

    vnStat Client

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GUI Client for vnStat Network Monitor for Linux or GNU/Linux - GitHub - Hulxv/vnstat-client: GUI Client for vnStat Network Monitor for Linux or GNU/Linux

    Choose custom interval modal
  10. ufw KDE icon

    ufw KDE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Kubuntu
    • KDE neon

    KDE front-end to ufw, similar to the GTK/Gnome based gufw.

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