With so many program vying for your bandwidth, it's easy for some to dominate over others, especially P2P programs. NetBalancer attempts to provide the perfect solution to this dilemma.
If you're running a P2P program while you use your PC for other things, you'll know what I mean - slow and sluggish operation, frequent crashes and slow surfing. Usually you have to shut them down but that's really annoying if you're downloading something that's almost complete and that you need urgently while you're working.
NetBalancer can be used to set download and upload transfer rates by prioritizing which applications need them most. Applications with a higher network priority will gain more traffic bandwidth than those with a lower one. The main difference between NetBalancer and other traffic monitoring software is that NetBalancer works with priorities, so applications with low priority won't be limited if other high priority applications don't use your network.
The problems begin when the balancing act is performed. In the initial stages of balancing, it can result in rather erratic bandwidths until the program has found the right medium (in which time, your needs might have changed anyway). The point here is that the program can be slow to respond to bandwidth changes but it's certainly better than having to shutdown applications.
NetBalancer helps make sure that no one program dominates your bandwidth - just don't expect it to be instantly responsive.
- Fixed an error in Rules that prevented them to work when the Process Name field was set