Throttle

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.10.13.2014
  • Total Downloads:
    67,140
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    3.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    28
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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There is just no substitute for bandwidth when it comes to Internet speed. Whether it's water or data, the principle is the same: the bigger the pipe, the bigger (and faster) the flow. But that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do on your end to improve your online experience, especially if you're one of the many users still running dial-up connections. If you're trying to squeeze every bit of performance out of your Internet connection, you may want to have a look at Throttle. Throttle offers to maximize your PC's network settings, whether you're hooked up through a dial-up modem, home broadband such as cable or DSL, or even satellite, Wi-Fi, or LAN (there's even an Android option). It's a very simple tool that's designed to change your network settings, or change them back. Throttle is shareware that you can try for free for 28 days, though the trial version is limited to the minimum speed slider setting.

Throttle's dialog-style interface is quite simple: Boost slider, menus for selecting Operating System (we were using Windows 7) and Internet Type (cable modem), and Optimize, Restore, and Update buttons. The Help file explains how to use Throttle, but there's not much to describe: Set, optimize, and enjoy your enhanced connection speed -- assuming yours is improved! We downloaded and opened Throttle but then opened our browser and ran an online bandwidth test (several times) to gauge our connection speed; if Throttle made a significant improvement, it would show up as better results in bandwidth tests. So we set Throttle and pressed Optimize Now. Completing the process requires a reboot. We reran the bandwidth test, and our speed plummeted. We clicked Restore, rebooted, and ran the test again; our speed was restored. But we reran Throttle's optimizer again, this time with much better results -- very close to our "natural" settings.

We still had the best performance without Throttle rather than with it. But if you're reading this, you probably need help with your connection. It doesn't cost anything to try Throttle, and if it makes a difference, it's well worth its modest price.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Throttle 7.4.15.2013.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Fantastic!"

November 01, 2012  |  By lilycarolyn

 |  Version: Throttle 6.10.29.2012

Pros

i have tried two different times and it has always increased my 52kb/ps as 125 kb/ps wonderful software. earlier i tried TCP/IP and many softwares with no difference but throttle did work for me increased my speed twice. Try it out!

Cons

no manual settings.....automated

Summary

Best so far i have encountered! Give it a try

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4 stars

"It works! My connection is definitely faster!"

April 05, 2012  |  By kris11370

 |  Version: Throttle 6.4.2.2012

Pros

It works! My connection is definitely faster!

Cons

It works! My connection is definitely faster!

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1 stars

"Badly disguised Sales fishing tool"

December 21, 2011  |  By wasislos

 |  Version: Throttle 6.12.19.2011

Pros

It's free, supposedly

Cons

They put you through a bunch of offer selections to get it "free", which all cost money, or are more of the same.

Summary

Skip it

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1 stars

"Rip-Off Alert!!!"

December 19, 2011  |  By Eddoom

 |  Version: Throttle 6.12.19.2011

Pros

Maybe if you connection is super-slow to start with, you might just see a slight speed-gain but that is about it.

Cons

More likely to do harm to your set-up than anything else.

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1 stars

"annoying software"

December 12, 2011  |  By maxitenz

 |  Version: Throttle 6.12.12.2011

Pros

i witnessed none

Cons

does nothing and it promises it's not even free and yet we are meant to believe it is a free ware

Summary

just waste of time using it.

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4 stars

"improves speeds"

October 12, 2010  |  By washuttleworth

 |  Version: Throttle 6.10.11.2010

Pros

ease of use

Cons

not sure later versions add yet more speed

Summary

other free tools included with free PC optimisers may well kill it off.

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3 stars

"Did speed it up a little"

September 13, 2010  |  By Gtonks91

 |  Version: Throttle 6.9.13.2010

Pros

My computer modem seems like it did get a little faster, but now sure if it doubled.

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say about this product.

Summary

I decided not to upgrade to the full version.

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1 stars

"This software is a ripoff"

January 20, 2010  |  By Doc_Kutter

 |  Version: Throttle 6.1.18.2010

Pros

Doesn't do what the authors claim it does.

Cons

It's a total waste of the price they are charging.

Summary

the software doesn't improve speed or performance of your internet connection as claimed.

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5 stars

"This is an amazing piece of software!"

December 31, 2009  |  By blindtwelve

 |  Version: Throttle 6.12.28.2009

Pros

I had to lower my internet speed due to an increase in my billing, so my bandwidth downloads were around 1.5Mbps (150-190KB/sec)... After buying this app and running the "Fastest" setting... I am now getting 600KB/sec and higher download speeds.

Cons

There are none.

Summary

If you want to see a marginal boost in your browsing/downloading speeds... get this program.

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2 stars

"haven't noticed any difference at all"

November 11, 2009  |  By Waimeaplains

 |  Version: Throttle 6.11.9.2009

Pros

nothing xxx

Cons

has slowed the speed

Summary

nothing to comment

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.10.13.2014
Version 7.10.13.2014 added fix where installer was showing the wrong version of Windows when installed on Windows 8.1 64bit.
General
Publisher PGWARE
Publisher web site http://www.pgware.com/
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 15, 2014
Version 7.10.13.2014
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.8MB
File Name throttle.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 67,140
Downloads Last Week 28
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 28-day trial
Price $14.99

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