NetLimiter NetLimiter 4.1.8.0 for Windows

by Locktime

Avg. Rating 3.9 (183 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.9 MB
License Shareware, $29.95
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 30,732
Publisher Locktime
Homepage NetLimiter

Publisher's Description

NetLimiter is an Internet traffic control tool suited to monitor applications which access the Internet and actively control their Internet traffic. You can use it to set (download/upload) speed limits for applications or even single connection. Simply, it allows you to share your Internet connection bandwidth among all applications running on your PC.

With this unique and never seen before feature, Netlimiter offers comprehensive set of Internet statistical tools which includes real-time traffic measurement and long-term per-application internet traffic statistics. You finally become the master of your Internet connection.

Latest Reviews

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v4.0.4.0 Beta on Feb 1, 2014

Its good but allocating bandwidth is fixed and there is little flexibility. if this was fixed would be great

landfish

landfish reviewed v4.0.4.0 Beta on Jan 30, 2014

As in the last post about version 3, this has been going on for months now.
When you go to the website the list of things that need to be done hasn't changed since August 2013.
It is a nice piece of software all the same

FTW20142

FTW20142 reviewed v3.0 Beta 9 on May 29, 2010

The beta testing been going on for longer than what they did for windows 7! But the softwares quite good, used it since beta 5.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v3.0 Beta 9 on May 28, 2010

Works but if you want to get it of your computers, years after you still find pieces of this software in folders and registry.
Use a tool like clean uninstaller from WinTools to get rid of all pieces after uninstalling this software.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v3.0 Beta 9 on May 27, 2010

Oh my god! Nine betas !!

doctorsmith

doctorsmith reviewed v3.0 Beta 8 on Mar 27, 2010

the Stats component seems to be very buggy at this stage, otherwise it's working ok here.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.0 Beta 8 on Mar 27, 2010

Difficult to test as my PC crashes when this program is installed. Restored a recent image & all is well again. Overly complicated of the few times it did run. It might be a good progie when finished. Given it 3 as it is a beta & betas do odd things.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0 Beta 8 on Mar 26, 2010

great program does what it says
note to: noKairon_156
no program can survive a re-format.
(if that is what you really did)
you do not understand computers at all.

alalec

alalec reviewed v3.0 Beta 7 on Feb 2, 2010

Concerning the user interface, this application had originally a nice, well thought and well-designed GUI, but the author has a strong tendency for adding redundant functions, links and even words to the application’s screen which begins to become overloaded. You can see the UL/DL overall speed twice. You have a horizontal toolbar and a vertical sidebar. You have a horizontal information view and a vertical information view. The screen is full of redundant functionalities, redundant titles and redundant words (Outgoing, Outgoing…, Local, Local…, Remote, Remote…, Address, Address…, Connection, Connection…)
Concerning the functionality and the current beta test, I couldn’t install beta 7 because I had a BlueSOD during the installation. Also, during the tests of beta 6, I had few BlackSOD during Windows startup, immediately after entering the system password when the screen switches to the desktop display. I am currently still testing the limit function using beta 6.
It would be useful if the author can add the following columns for each process:
Speed DL/UL, Limit, Total sent/received current transaction, Cumulative sent/received process.
On the other hand, inviting the user aggressively to buy the program while it is in beta phase and full of problems, is not a useful marketing practice.
To encourage the author I give the application 4 stars.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v3.0 Beta 7 on Feb 1, 2010

These guys don't know how to write code.
Seven betas !!!

Avg. Rating 3.9 (183 votes)
Your Rating
inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v4.0.4.0 Beta on Feb 1, 2014

Its good but allocating bandwidth is fixed and there is little flexibility. if this was fixed would be great

landfish

landfish reviewed v4.0.4.0 Beta on Jan 30, 2014

As in the last post about version 3, this has been going on for months now.
When you go to the website the list of things that need to be done hasn't changed since August 2013.
It is a nice piece of software all the same

FTW20142

FTW20142 reviewed v3.0 Beta 9 on May 29, 2010

The beta testing been going on for longer than what they did for windows 7! But the softwares quite good, used it since beta 5.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v3.0 Beta 9 on May 28, 2010

Works but if you want to get it of your computers, years after you still find pieces of this software in folders and registry.
Use a tool like clean uninstaller from WinTools to get rid of all pieces after uninstalling this software.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v3.0 Beta 9 on May 27, 2010

Oh my god! Nine betas !!

doctorsmith

doctorsmith reviewed v3.0 Beta 8 on Mar 27, 2010

the Stats component seems to be very buggy at this stage, otherwise it's working ok here.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.0 Beta 8 on Mar 27, 2010

Difficult to test as my PC crashes when this program is installed. Restored a recent image & all is well again. Overly complicated of the few times it did run. It might be a good progie when finished. Given it 3 as it is a beta & betas do odd things.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0 Beta 8 on Mar 26, 2010

great program does what it says
note to: noKairon_156
no program can survive a re-format.
(if that is what you really did)
you do not understand computers at all.

alalec

alalec reviewed v3.0 Beta 7 on Feb 2, 2010

Concerning the user interface, this application had originally a nice, well thought and well-designed GUI, but the author has a strong tendency for adding redundant functions, links and even words to the application’s screen which begins to become overloaded. You can see the UL/DL overall speed twice. You have a horizontal toolbar and a vertical sidebar. You have a horizontal information view and a vertical information view. The screen is full of redundant functionalities, redundant titles and redundant words (Outgoing, Outgoing…, Local, Local…, Remote, Remote…, Address, Address…, Connection, Connection…)
Concerning the functionality and the current beta test, I couldn’t install beta 7 because I had a BlueSOD during the installation. Also, during the tests of beta 6, I had few BlackSOD during Windows startup, immediately after entering the system password when the screen switches to the desktop display. I am currently still testing the limit function using beta 6.
It would be useful if the author can add the following columns for each process:
Speed DL/UL, Limit, Total sent/received current transaction, Cumulative sent/received process.
On the other hand, inviting the user aggressively to buy the program while it is in beta phase and full of problems, is not a useful marketing practice.
To encourage the author I give the application 4 stars.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v3.0 Beta 7 on Feb 1, 2010

These guys don't know how to write code.
Seven betas !!!

war593122

war593122 reviewed v3.0 Beta 6 on Dec 9, 2009

Still crashing way too much.

Kairon_156

Kairon_156 reviewed v2.0.10 on Feb 28, 2008

I used NetLimiter 2 pro witch sucks... if it was possable I wold give it a 0 out of 5 but I'm going to give it a 1 sence it's the lowest option.

I installed netlimiter 2 pro and it automatticly turned off all MY axcess to internet controlls.
I uninstalled it thinking it would fix the problem but aparently it's stupid settings are ALWASE
in effect witch is stupid because I didn't set them to not let me be online.
I than FORMATTED my computer thinking it was just in the registory and that it would "refresh"
it but when I finshedinstalling xp pro witch took 2 hours of my life the settings wer still in effect
so I had to wait 2 days tell I could go to my friendsand download netlimiter 2 pro agaion and
put it on a jump drive. when I got back home I installed NL2 and went through the help file from
top to bottom looking for a way to make NL2's settingsinactave as if I never installed the stupid
program but I couldn't find it instead I had to Limit EVERYprogram on my computer wat isn't
what I wanted the program to do in the first place. I just wanted a way to see what Bandwith my
programs were useing and turn off the highest ones when I wasn't useing them...

while I managed to get moast of my programs working I'm still clueless on how to get world of warcraft
an online multiplayer game to work because it doesn't have a link in the dump program to let it work...
I'm going to find a way to let WOW work and than uninstall the stupid trial version before the time runs
out and not let me fix any other errors and if I wana buy other online games like Halo 2 and Unreal
Tordmant and install them they better ****ING work after NetLimiter 2 pro has been uninstalled.

PS: sorry for spelling errors. I just hate this program so much I'm not going to bother to use spellcheak.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v2.0.10 on May 3, 2007

c4p0ne, if you want a program thats centrally managed to control network traffic.. NETLIMITER is NOT for you,... its not what its designed for.. theres lots of other apps out there that can be centrally managed to control computers access on a network to the internet but NetLimiter is designed to control individual applications on one machine.. like.. limit torrents when using usenet.. etc.. not to manage flow of a network..

for what its meant to do its fantastic..

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v2.0.10 on May 3, 2007

Can this thing be centrally managed? Got over 200 machines here that need some kind of bandwidth regulation. Unfortunately the g**lords at our Greek ISP won't let us access the Router (Cisco 1800 series which has all this sh*t built into it) so we're stuck with trying to use dumb software-based solutions.

If it's not centrally managed. Its useless.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.0.10 on May 2, 2007

Seems like a pretty solid app. Best in its class.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.0.9 on Sep 18, 2006

Hate version 2.0.

Sticking with version 1.30 !

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0.9 on Sep 15, 2006

Fantastic software that allows you to play nice with your ISP during peak bandwidth hours. Extremely handy if you're a usenet or torrent hog.

fourte3n

fourte3n reviewed v2.0.9 on Sep 15, 2006

there is a w64 version... look closer and the description!

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v2.0.8 on Jun 16, 2006

still no support for win64

BadIronTree

BadIronTree reviewed v2.0.8 on Jun 16, 2006

OMG is alive
i thought the guy die or something...
no forums
no anser to support
i was like "he was hit by a car"

no support for win 2003 server :(((

BadIronTree

BadIronTree reviewed v2.0.7 on May 5, 2006

best

hook_

hook_ reviewed v2.0.6 on Dec 25, 2005

Nope... the bandwidth limiting option doesn't work right. I tried to limit certain programs upload limit to 40 kb/s and it only gave 20 kb/s to out. What's up with that?

Oh well, back to 1.30.

democlees

democlees reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Nov 8, 2005

The version one that is screened is a lot user frienlier showing the graph at the bottem although the digital numbering on v2 is nice A blend of the 2 would be exelent plus a firewall.

dazed

dazed reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Nov 5, 2005

Nice. I have a DGL-4300 router which I use to set pri on certain traffic (and degrade not so important traffic). This pprogram fills in the holes, it is so easy to adjust bandwith in real time.

I have not really looked into all new stuff (from 1.x) I mainly use it to limit my upload speed for certain apps. Works great. A must for anyone who consumes much bandwidth an whishes to have total control of how things work on the network.

ZombieREA

ZombieREA reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Nov 2, 2005

How long for Final Version...

Nice applipcation but...poor with beta for long time.

BadIronTree

BadIronTree reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Oct 4, 2005

the best out there...

the remote manager is a DREAM
if someone in the network is downloading mp3 or videos.. i can close it... i can even see what program he is useing

LeXTeRiTY_X

LeXTeRiTY_X reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Oct 3, 2005

Interesting. With a few minor adjustments, this app would actually be an awesome firewall.

ZombieREA

ZombieREA reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Aug 30, 2005

1. Nice applipcation to monitor and control bandwidth when share your computer with everyone.
2. Just some thing need to improve:
- Optionals that allow Netlimiter will dislay status at systray icon(Computer Name - Net - Up/Down speed withou need open it)
- Open it still slow to load.

Again. Great applipcation.

democlees

democlees reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Aug 5, 2005

Cool proggy but i wish they would show a proper pic thats the oldy style version 1 on version 2 graph and numbers are seperate. Old style was way better exept for the digital u/l d/l setting

Tokar

Tokar reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Aug 1, 2005

Check out DU Super Controler (one L). I think its a better program. It has a better, more user-friendly interface.

MegaMako

MegaMako reviewed v2.0 Beta 1 on Jul 21, 2005

Wow! This was exactly what I was looking for! No more having unwanted programs taking up all of my upward bandwidth, causing major lag for me and my friends playing online games. This has resolved all of our problems with upload cap outs!

Love it! Thanks!

democlees

democlees reviewed v2.0 Alpha 5 on Jun 7, 2005

Not tried the alpha 5 yet but got 20.3a had the 1.25 and the 091b3 nice peice of software for peer 2 peer NTL very kindly gave me 1mb d/l for £18/month but there u/l speed was knocked down to 10000bits makes me feel like a right cheepskate here in the UK. But netlimitter stops me from gettin swamped with my upload, i hope they put the meter back on nl205 the earlier nl looked nicer. I use the firewall as well and got rid of sygate so far its doing great.

TerryHau

TerryHau reviewed v2.0 Alpha 5 on Jun 1, 2005

Should really forget about the firewall thing.
Just stick with what netlimiter is good for, speed limiting. Instead of trying to bloat it up with all this extra stuff.

funky303

funky303 reviewed v2.0 Alpha 3 on May 2, 2005

@ c4p0ne

just buy yourself a old computer, install a proxy and you don't have to do it on all your machines.
the program itself really does what it should, i wouldn't want a program like this to be installed on my machine, without myself beeing able to control it

that other mentioned tool from DU is worthless for the purpose NetLimiter offers: SPeed Limits for each application.

since it is shareware and not yet stable (i know, alpha not yet even beta) it gets a 4 out of 5

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 5, 2005

What we need is a program that manages upload/download just like this one but that can be PASSWORDED and HIDDEN from the user (no icon). The process has to be protected too so that it cannot be terminated without a password, sort of like Kaspersky Antivirus Personal. In addition, the holy-grail would be CENTRAL MANAGEMENT!!!! When I say central management I mean you should be able to log in and CHANGE the filters in REAL-TIME to MORE then one machine. Say you have 60 boxes, I would like to send a "mass command" to ALL 60 boxes at 2:30pm to limit downloads to 60Kbps for kazaa.exe, emule.exe etc... THAT would allow me to purchase this software without just simply cracking or keygenning it.

OfF3nSiV3

OfF3nSiV3 reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 4, 2005

I don't know what i would be without this tool
My ISP caps my traffic so i have to control the amount of data i send/download. This tool is essential for me.
I've read some reviews and i only have to say that you need to learn how to work with it cause i have no dialogs asking me anything.

Aires

Aires reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 4, 2005

@pvolk - this is an Alpha.

"Main purpose of this release is a public test of the application. That is the reason, why many features are disabled or not present in this release."

Do some research.

SG1969

SG1969 reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 4, 2005

pvolk, this is an alpha 1. not even beta. i'm sure they will fine tune their firewall.
same goes for the vpn thingy. just repoirt the bug to the devs, and they'll check it out

OCedHrt

OCedHrt reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 4, 2005

Haven't actually used it so gave it a 4 cause that seems to be the average. But I wanted to mention that there is another program that has been around for quite a while (dunno about this one) called DU Super Controler (yes it's one l) that has, in my opinion, a much better interface. And it never popped up a million dialogs asking about every connection.

pvolk

pvolk reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 4, 2005

Wow this program SUCKS. I have a server running emule and BitCommet but im using a cable modem so my upload is really limited. This looked like the perfect program, boy was i wrong. All i wanted to do was set a time period in the middle of the night where the upload would be unlimited but during the day i wanted it limited so that my housemaes could still browse the net and stuff. So i install the program and begin to use it and the first thing it does is popup these boxes EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN TIME my computer makes contact with an outside IP and with BitComet and Emule thats ALOT of connections, so after clicking "allow" about a thousand times i tried to disable the (ultimately pointless) firewall on the program but there arent any options...oh well. Then the stupid thing doesnt even let me setup a time schedule...but it doesnt matter since that FU**ING firewall wouldnt stop popping up and halting all my network traffic.

Hey, its a cool idea for a program but the execution of it just SUCKS SO BAD! Plus you gotta pay for it...what a joke. If you want a firewall get Zone Alarm but stay away from this trash!

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 4, 2005

Great tool, little expensive, but worth that money!

Highly recommended!

robertguda

robertguda reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 3, 2005

besides that it disabled my vpn settings after installing it, it seems to work fine...including the before mencioned firewall capabilities...impressive...anyone have a clue as to the disappearing vpn connection ? it also uninstalled flawlessly, and after such my vpn connection was back on...is there a way for them both to work or do I just miss something ? i have an adsl modem connection.

kerebos

kerebos reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Mar 3, 2005

wow!!!
has firewall capabilities, very impressive.

Lindset

Lindset reviewed v1.30 on Aug 28, 2004

I'm using this application to control the way my bandwidth is used. Very useful if you for example want to play a game while downloading something. You can limt the amount of bandwidth given on a per-application or per-ip basis. I also use this to limit my upload so my download doesn't get choked. Especially useful if you have ADSL (or any other asynchronous internet connection).

Very easy to use. Recommended!

ShiNtoKu

ShiNtoKu reviewed v1.29 on Feb 21, 2004

Easy way to get downloading and gaming together, manage the speedrate of simultaneous downloads, etc. Especially useful if you share your connection with so. else.

I love this program ;>

Infern0

Infern0 reviewed v1.25 on Oct 24, 2003

nice program, had some trouble with previous versions but this one installed just fine, keeps gettin better and better all the time

phaTrx7 ive got NetLimiter v0.90b if your interested?

martu

martu reviewed v1.22 on Oct 15, 2003

Alamosoft:
now you have a nice checkbox called:
"Don't Show the Wizard Again"

Alamosoft

Alamosoft reviewed v1.22 on Sep 22, 2003

Excellent tool, but I'm still using the 0.90 beta because I hate the Network Configuration Wizard in 1.21 that pops up every 2 hours (I am on dialup and get disconnected evey 2 hours and get different ip). I wish there was an option to turn it off, or auto-accept the IP for dialup users.

democlees

democlees reviewed v1.21 Beta on Jul 30, 2003

Xelent prog besides giving you everyones ip that d/l of you you can limit themon upload,the d/l could be more versatile you could only limit it to 15kb or lower on the old one hope this is better. I did have 1 problem with the history data being corupted (reinstalling didnt effect it)but when i deleted it it worked ok

phaTrx7

phaTrx7 reviewed v0.91 Beta 3 on Jul 11, 2003

Gave it a 3 because .. the very first Beta they had (v0.90) worked execellent for me .. now I downloaded v0.91 Beta 3 and after installing and rebooting .. my ADSL connects online but no IE pages can be displayed, email connections timeout, etc... I went and tried v0.91 Beta 2 .. still the same, and I can't find the first Beta v0.90 anywhere anymore .. it didnt what the newer releases do.

spydog

spydog reviewed v0.91 Beta 3 on Jun 18, 2003

This program is very useful but has frozen my XP too, right after rebooting... anyway you don`t have to reinstall the OS.. just start in safe mode then control panel -> add remove programs -> uninstall and your XP is free :))

martu

martu reviewed v0.91 Beta 3 on May 15, 2003

@House: this prog works GREAT with W2K + SP3
@Work: after installing, 30' later, i was reinstalling my W2k + SP3

Luinitari

Luinitari reviewed v0.91 Beta 3 on Apr 10, 2003

Works awesome here on XP Pro, help file looks like it was translated from another language but its great anyways. Does exactly what it says and I've been looking for something like this for awhile, I can limit shares on irc, p2p, I can limit direct IPs, or processes, hell I love it and am probally going to buy it.

zurn

zurn reviewed v0.91 Beta 3 on Apr 9, 2003

This proggy is great, work perfectly here on XP SP1. I use it to limit the bandwidth used on my FTP so the users dont use up all my upload speed.

Pr0peLLer

Pr0peLLer reviewed v0.91 Beta 3 on Apr 9, 2003

sounds good :D

obixena

obixena reviewed v0.91 Beta 2 on Apr 4, 2003

Cool program, but I had some problems with XP, it seems that the application is eating all my virtual memory. After half an hour my pc freezes. Tried to re-install, but doesn't help. Hopefully it will change when the tool is finished Beta. Great ID.

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth reviewed v0.91 Beta 2 on Mar 31, 2003

This is a very useful and functional program. It's especially useful for using P2P networks that don't allow clients with bandwidth limiters.

On the negative side, port forwarding doesn't seem to work anymore... so I have to make passive connections while using NetLimiter! Also, it's connection speed calulations are slow/off quite a bit. It also sucks that this program is shareware. Hopefully, some freeware developers will code similar programs. This is the kind of program I've always hoped for.

isaacg

isaacg reviewed v0.91 Beta on Mar 22, 2003

No crashes or problems here. EXTREMELY useful software and the developers actually respond to e-mails. Hopefully they will continue to add features and not charge a ton when it goes final.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v0.91 Beta on Mar 22, 2003

still having erratic behaviour with popupkillers.. specifically AdMuncher.. pages that wont load..pages that load half way.. that hang the browser when its interacted with etc..

melkor

melkor reviewed v0.90 Beta on Mar 5, 2003

Not had any problems so far
Did not blue screen on reboot (very good since i still have Bandwidth Controller installed)
Still some things left to be done (infotips, stats page)

when it shows a connection it doesn't show the port numbers or the local address.

No place to buy on the site but it is only the first release...

Lobont

Lobont reviewed v0.90 Beta on Mar 4, 2003

I've installed this app on my and my wife's PC and it works fine (XP and 98). It is a shareware, but i didn't find where i can buy it.

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v0.90 Beta on Mar 4, 2003

This ID is cool, I have already decided to create or to find a tool like that...

But this one has two MAJOR problems :
1 - it's a shareware ! :(
2 - it has crashed my windows XP => I DID HAVE TO REINSTALL XP AFTER TESTED THIS SOFT !

So, for the user who wants to test this soft => BE CAREFULl !! BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM TO PREVENT A CRITICAL CRASH !!!

wboevink

wboevink reviewed v0.90 Beta on Mar 4, 2003

Great program, I was looking for this for a long time.

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