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    Bandwidth Manager Alternatives

    Bandwidth Manager is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Bandwidth Manager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Xfce, Mac and Microsoft Hyper-V Server. The best alternative is NetLimiter. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try PRTG Network Monitor or Nethogs. Other great apps like Bandwidth Manager are DU Meter (Paid), cFosSpeed (Paid), NetMeter (Free, Open Source) and NetBalancer (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
    • Windows
    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth...
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    1. NetLimiter is an 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.
    2. DU Meter is a network bandwidth monitor for your computer. It shows real-time graphs and can create reports and alerts based on your downloads and uploads.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover clustering.
    3. cFosSpeed is a network driver, which attaches itself to existing Internet connections. It then optimizes data transfer by means of Traffic Shaping.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process.


    4. NetMeter provides a powerful suite of Internet traffic management for home users as well as business users. NetMeter is an advanced bandwidth tool designed to monitor incoming and outgoing bandwidth and is managed by an online control panel in the users private account.

      Discontinued

      Replaced by NetMeter Evo , not a new version, but a new program. NetMeter (legacy) can be still downloaded from the official website.

    5. NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10.
      • 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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    6. Monitor network bandwidth (C#.NET 2k/XP+). Desktop and Systray graph. Configurable connection speed, update interval, color, transparency. Monitor any or all network interfaces. Ping/Trace/UPnP utilities. Email notifier (POP/IMAP).
    7. trafficWatcher is a small tool to monitor your network activity.
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