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Developer(s) Locktime Software s.r.o.
Initial release 2005
Stable release / March 31, 2018; 6 months ago (2018-03-31)
Operating system Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Available in English
Type Traffic shaping firewall (computing)
License Shareware license

NetLimiter is a client-side traffic shaping, monitoring and firewall (computing) software for the Windows operating system.[1] Unlike most traffic-shaping utilities, which are based on centrally managed hardware, NetLimiter is a software-only solution. This has the advantage of being less expensive to deploy, but can result in being more difficult to manage its use across more than one computer.[citation needed]

While it has a significant market among more technically minded computer users, in medium-to-large networks it becomes difficult for administrators to maintain multiple copies of configuration files.[citation needed] It is, however, useful for simulating slow links between departments showing how the applications will work when deployed to slower sites.[citation needed]

It is often lumped together with other free or shareware in articles[2] that present the reader with 'essential' applications and poweruser-type utilities.[3]

Features and versions[edit]

The software is available in three versions: the freeware Monitor and two paid for versions, Lite and Pro.[4] Monitor provides real-time monitoring and statistics. Lite provides monitoring and limits, while the Pro version includes all Monitor and Lite features together with additional features including the ability to act as a firewall, remote administration via a webpage, and filtering.

The product has its own programming interface, allowing integration with other software.[5]

Version 1.3 of the software has been criticized by cNet as using too much memory (12 MB).[6]

Version 3 was released on August 31, 2010.[7]

Version 4.0.13 is a first NetLimiter 4 final release on August 5, 2015.[8]

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  1. ^ StreamingMedia review of NetLimiter 1.30 Posted on April 28, 2004.
  2. ^ "Techie Tools for the Internet and Home Network". PCWorld,,131449/article.html
  3. ^ ComputerWorld Review related to NetLimiter 2.0 Monitor Posted on February 6, 2008.
  4. ^ Feature List
  5. ^ API usage examples
  6. ^ Cnet Download review - NetLimiter 1.3 Postede on February 27, 2009.
  7. ^ Official site, list of version 3 releases
  8. ^ Official site, list of version 4 releases

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