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#1 Post by webfork » Wed May 25, 2011 11:15 am

http://www.seriousbit.com/netbalancer/

Ran Universal Extractor and unpacked successfully, but all included executables just give error messages.

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#2 Post by I am Baas » Wed May 25, 2011 3:18 pm

Requires .net
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#3 Post by vhick » Thu May 26, 2011 4:23 am

NetBalancer needs to install drivers to effectively shape the traffic.

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#4 Post by I am Baas » Thu May 26, 2011 4:28 pm

Thanks vhick. I did not get that far... .net requirement stoped me from testing.
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#5 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:16 am

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/19/limit- ... -programs/

I was a big fan of Netlimiter back in the day, so I was really happy to see an even somewhat limited version. The unregistered version is limited to a maximum of 3 process priorities/limits and 3 rules at a time, which is fine since there are really only 3 applications at any given time on my machine using lots of bandwidth.

Didn't even have to test: not portable, saves settings to registry as described here: http://seriousbit.com/netbalancer/help/

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#6 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:36 am

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#7 Post by webfork » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:22 pm

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#8 Post by webfork » Tue May 19, 2020 8:08 pm

Update here: It looks like there may have been a recent switch to entirely monitoring application https://netbalancer.com/news/article/44 ... statistics

I'll be doing some additional testing, but -- assuming it's still worth using -- here's a longer write-up ...

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Usage:

* Many more programs treat bandwidth as candy with video-intensive tools that suck up a lot of data. As more and more media services try to adapt to your connection speed, this can reduce overall bandwidth without intense quality issues.
* Despite the ability to balance connections, this program will also block them so you can use it as a firewall.
* Rural or wireless users often have network bandwidth caps on some services
* Some offsite backup services can use a lot more bandwidth than you're expecting, as well as Window's update tools
NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 with native x64 support.

With NetBalancer you can:

Manage priorities and limits for each network adapter separately
Define detailed network traffic rules
Group local network computers and balance their traffic synchronised
Set global traffic limits
Show network traffic in system tray

It looks like specific processes and detailed rules are limited to the registered version
Status: Not portable. Writes to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SeriousBit and C:\ProgramData\SeriousBit\NetBalancer This isn't from a test, there's very clear details about where settings are saved in the FAQ, which is something I'd love to see more often from developers.

"Where are located all NetBalancer's settings and how to change them?" https://netbalancer.com/docs#netbalance ... balancer_s

Homepage: https://seriousbit.com/netbalancer/

There also appear to be CLI options.

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* https://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/20/wi ... tions.html
Last edited by webfork on Tue May 19, 2020 8:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: (added a note about purpose at the top)

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