NetLimiter

NetLimiter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 56 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    226,734
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (28-day trial); $29.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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To put it bluntly, some programs are pigs. Bandwidth hogs, to be exact. Many download applications, for example, use as much of your connection as they can. What if you're running more than one at the same time? NetLimiter lets you restrict certain applications' bandwidth usage so more important ones get priority. Using the straightforward interface, you can instantly view connections and stats and even apply different limitations at different times of day. For example, you might allot more bandwidth to download managers and file-sharing programs at night. Our only quibble is the program uses too much memory (12MB). Overall, however, NetLimiter is a great way for experienced users to wring every last bit out of a broadband connection.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 15
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5 stars

"Finally found a software like this."

January 11, 2014  |  By rsx1212

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

You get to control your download and upload speed from your personal computer.

Cons

None, so far.

Summary

I downloaded my copy directly from their website. I've been looking for an application like this one forever. No need to configure my home router. I just install this program on all computers and Wha la.

I'm not very software-tech savvy. There were a few "click okay to install" popups at installation. They weren't ads but I was sure exactly what they were either.

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1 stars

"False Advertising - Blocks Nothing Unless You pay"

January 31, 2013  |  By Dansum74

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

Perhaps the name of the program?

Cons

The free limited version is not very useful at all. In reading reviews, you are led to believe that buying the program gives you extras. However, one needs to buy the program to actually block anything. Too much limited functionality. Therefore, thumbs down.

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1 stars

"Gives false reading"

January 04, 2013  |  By Kinros

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

limits bandwith but accuracy is bad

Cons

gives false readings where services not running are appearing as online and consuming large amounts of bandwidth

Summary

look for alternate solutions

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5 stars

"Limits downloads"

November 29, 2012  |  By Johnnnnni

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

I limit steam to 300 kbps to stop it from hogging my entire bandwidth and having other people complain nothing works.

Cons

Sometimes doesn't boot... not very often but happens 1 out of 30 times for no apparent reason.

Summary

If you need to reserve bandwidth and some program in particular is hogging all of it, you can enable this on a client basis to improve performance.

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1 stars

"Blue Screen"

February 03, 2012  |  By Thekrist

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

Fails epically!

Cons

Blue Screens system upon boot. Had to use system restore. Absolute trash!

Summary

Don't install it. You have been warned! (WINDOWS 7)

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1 stars

"Absolute Junk"

February 05, 2011  |  By gdenne

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

Couldn't install this software as it froze at 75% on several installs.

Cons

This ruins your system. Beware...if you attempt to install this, make sure you're using a test system or have a backup/system restore.

Summary

This software would not even install - froze at 75% trying to install it twice. Locked up my system and I had to reboot to recover, as the network lost connection via this installation routine.

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2 stars

"now i know why my vista showing blue screen every day"

October 09, 2010  |  By sajib801

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

if you dnt have problem with system crash almost everyday then good for you .

Cons

vista also saying "windows has crashed and do you think netlimiter is the cz of that that crash"

all this day i thouight it was my antivirus or graphics card .atlast i found the culprit

Summary

search for any good stable version or any ohter softwer

Updated on Dec 21, 2013

program data lock time nlsdata .that net limiter Data file which is 6 gb .i was just searching everything which soft eating my disc space found the culprit .i don't know what its downloading.

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4 stars

"Stopped mail spam with one click."

August 16, 2010  |  By bcdemon

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

I have a trojan mail spammer in my services.exe file. Blocked that file from the internet and all spam stopped, I can actually use my computer to fix this issue.

Cons

None so far.

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1 stars

"Blue screened twice in 2 days"

October 22, 2009  |  By richardmcgrath

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

Pros

Nice user interface.

Cons

I installed Netlimiter, and within 2 days, Windows (Vista) had blue-screened twice (which is very unusual for my PC. It is normally quite stable).

Browsing speed was also significantly reduced. It took at least twice as long to download web pages.

Summary

I would buy the product if it a) didn't crash and b) didn't impact system performance.

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4 stars

"great for allocating bandwidth for online games"

July 13, 2008  |  By wickeddesigns

 |  Version: NetLimiter 1.3

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Locktime Software
Publisher web site http://www.locktime.com
Release Date September 26, 2003
Date Added September 26, 2003
Version 1.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 542.58KB
File Name nl_v130.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 226,734
Downloads Last Week 44
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 28-day trial
Price $29.95
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