Open Source NetLimiter Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to NetLimiter is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to NetLimiter and five of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to NetLimiter are Gufw (Free, Open Source), Portmaster (Free, Open Source), trickle (Free, Open Source) and TrafficToll (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 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  about 1 year ago

      10
      frenchiveruti Doesn't show network usage, like how many KB is an app using.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      Does not allow traffic shaping. Only blocking.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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

      10
    2. 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

      -4


    3. 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.
      • 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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    4. TrafficToll allows you to limit download and upload bandwidth globally (per interface) and per process, even during the process' runtime.
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