If your home or mobile Internet plan is not unlimited, having a simple way to track your bandwidth usage is important. Even if you aren’t concerned about a data cap, you may be curious about your speed and your usage history. Do a little digging, and you’ll find a large number of free and paid ways to monitor bandwidth and usage, from desktop programs to router-based utilities. Here we’ll introduce you to one of our favorites, a free and easy-to-use windows application called Netlimiter.
Let me introduce you to net limiter before we proceed. NetLimiter is a windows application which gives you full network control over your computer. You will decide where your applications can connect and how fast these connections will be. It performs much functionalities like;
- Full internet bandwidth control over applications and computers
- Powerful connection blocker
- Long-term internet traffic statistics
- Fully customizable behavior using user-defined Rules and Filters
- And much more…
First of all download NetLimiter for windows.
Install the downloaded fire, and run the installation program. After a successful installation , you will see a confirmation message of a complete installation to run the program. Click on run now.
NetLimiter OS will now run silently in the background, gathering data on how much information you download and upload as shown below
Lets say you will like to limit and download rate of Google chrome. You will have to double click on chrome. There will be a popup. All you will have to do is to navigate to the value section, you will see limit and reduce it to any value you want. After you can click on enable and save as demonstrated below.
You can find out more from Netlimiter Docs