NetLimiter Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to NetLimiter for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative 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 ten of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to NetLimiter are NetBalancer (Paid), Portmaster (Free, Open Source), CacheGuard-OS (Paid) and BWMeter (Paid).

    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. 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.
      • 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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      • 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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    4. Bandwidth manager, traffic shaper, tracker of transferred data, monitor, firewall. It manages connections centrally for company network or ISP's network deployed on Windows gateway.
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    5. SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth control and quality of service based on built-in prioritized rules. These rules can specify a bandwidth limit for each Internet user.
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      This alternative is disputed. Bandwidth Manager is still a legitimate alternative to NetLimiter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    6. 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.
      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.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      It is only a traffic monitor, cant limit the traffic
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      • 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.
      Speed Limiter vs NetLimiter opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Speed Limiter is still a legitimate alternative to NetLimiter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Not used to limit the bandwith per application
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • 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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      This alternative is disputed. Traffic Shaper XP is still a legitimate alternative to NetLimiter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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