|Developer(s)||Locktime Software s.r.o.|
22.214.171.124 / March 31, 2018
|Operating system||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10|
|Type||Traffic shaping firewall (computing)|
NetLimiter is a client-side traffic shaping, monitoring and firewall (computing) software for the Windows operating system. 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.
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. It is, however, useful for simulating slow links between departments showing how the applications will work when deployed to slower sites.
Features and versions
The software is available in three versions: the freeware Monitor and two paid for versions, Lite and Pro. 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.
Version 3 was released on August 31, 2010.
Version 4.0.13 is a first NetLimiter 4 final release on August 5, 2015.
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- StreamingMedia review of NetLimiter 1.30 http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=8608 Posted on April 28, 2004.
- "Techie Tools for the Internet and Home Network". PCWorld, http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131449/article.html
- ComputerWorld Review related to NetLimiter 2.0 Monitor http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9058842&pageNumber=3 Posted on February 6, 2008.
- Feature List http://netlimiter.com/featurelist.php
- API usage examples http://netlimiter.com/devzone.php
- Cnet Download review - NetLimiter 1.3 http://www.download.com/NetLimiter/3000-12776_4-10227458.html?tag=dl.1 Postede on February 27, 2009.
- Official site, list of version 3 releases http://netlimiter.com/Download/products/netlimiter-3
- Official site, list of version 4 releases https://netlimiter.com/products/nl4