NetLimiter

NetLimiter is an ultimate internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win98/Win98 SE, WinME, Win2000, Win2003 and WinXP. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their internet traffic.

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.

Along with this unique feature, Netlimiter offers comprehensive set of internet statistical tools. It includes real-time traffic measurement and long-term per-application internet traffic statistics.

Some of the NetLimiter feautures are:

  • Limits – You can use NetLimiter 2 to set download or upload transfer rate limits for applications, connections or groups of them. With limits you can easily manage your internet connection’s bandwidth (bandwidth shaper) and share it among all applications running on your computer.
  • Grants – Grant is a brand-new feature in NetLimiter 2. It could seem similar to limits, but it works differently. When you set grant for application or connection, then it means that you grant specified bandwidth for it. If other application/connections take too much bandwidth, then it is taken from them and is given to application/connection with granted bandwidth.
  • Network monitor – NetLimiter 2 shows list of all applications communicating over network it's connections and transfer rates.
  • Personal firewall functionality – You can allow or deny certain applications to connect to or from any network or zone (see below).
  • Zones – NetLimiter 2 monitors and controls traffic separately on three predefined zones – My Computer, Local Network and Internet. For example, you can limit the traffic rate of your browser downloading from the Internet and let it download from intranet at full speed. Later we will add tool for defining you cutom zones.
  • Filters – With filters you can define groups of connections or applications and then apply rules to them. You can for example set DL/UL limit only for a specific IP address range or for a group of two or more applications.
  • Rule editor and scheduler – Rule editor helps you to create advanced rules. For example, you can create limit or firewall rule for a group of applications which is valid only in a given time interval (=you can schedule limits, grants and fw rules).
  • Network manager – Using Network manager you can assign networks present on you computer to NetLimiter zones. It's also possible to add your own networks.
  • Stats – Similarly to NetLimiter 1.x stats, NetLimiter 2 stats module is intended for long-term measurement of internet traffic. This feature lets you to track your internet traffic history since you've installed NetLimiter 2. NetLimiter 2 is able to automatically export statistical data to disk.
  • Traffic chart – This feature is known from previous version of NetLimiter. Traffic chart shows application's or connection's real time activity.
  • Remote administration – You can control and monitor other computers remotely from one place.
  • Infos – Similarly to NetLimiter 1.x version, NetLimiter 2 provides you with and additional information like WHOIS, traceroute etc.
  • Logs – This feature will be included soon. NetLimiter 2 will log all important network events into the log file.
  • Permissions editor – With this tool, you can decide, which user is allowed to monitor or control network traffic.
Review by Jared Moya

NetLimiter has an average rating 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings.