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Is there any feature provided by windows that throttles other specific program's download and upload traffic?

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I am aware of:


netlimiter



&

netbalancer




However I feel like sometime earlier this year I stumbled across a feature inside windows (was on 8.1, now on 10) that allowed you to do the same task, limiting the download and upload traffic of specific applications.


I've only used it once in the past so my recall on the name of the feature or program is not clear, but I sincerely feel like there was some feature provided by windows OS that had this ability.


If I remember correctly, it was somewhere within resource monitor(?). I could be totally wrong and have actually used net limiter, but in the hopes that I don't have to use one of the two 3rd party applications I am making this post in hopes that someone here can tell me that windows does in fact have a built in feature that allows you to limit the bandwidth of specific applications.




If windows does not offer this feature, then for those of you who have had experience with both net limiter and net balancer, which did you prefer to use in the end? It's very important to me that the program I end up going with uses the least amount of resources as I'm trying to maintain a very low DPC latency as my main concern. Part of which maintaining or not hindering low DPC latency is having as few constant reads and writes (no matter how small, but frequency is more impactful) as possible on the drive where the OS is installed
Edited by WoKeN - 8/10/16 at 4:35am
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Use your application's limiter such as all downloading programs, steam, about anything that downloads any significant amount of data has a limiter. As far as QOS and splitting the bandwidth between programs that's up to router unless you setup some QOS in your system.

I've never seen Windows itself having a way to limit bandwidth per application.
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As far as I know only Server versions of windows support it, with minimum bandwidth allocation introduced in either 2008 or 2012.
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Originally Posted by fragamemnon View Post

As far as I know only Server versions of windows support it, with minimum bandwidth allocation introduced in either 2008 or 2012.



Do you know what that feature is called? It's not, "limit reservable bandwidth" under the local group policy editor is it?
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Originally Posted by fragamemnon View Post

As far as I know only Server versions of windows support it, with minimum bandwidth allocation introduced in either 2008 or 2012.



Do you know what that feature is called? It's not, "limit reservable bandwidth" under the local group policy editor is it?


Limit Reservable Bandwidth is actually how much windows reserves for itself - updates, policy propagation, license checks and so on.

Franky I don't remember what the name of the policy was, however after a quick google I can quote you this:
Quote:
Navigate within a Group Policy Object (GPO) to Computer Configuration, Policies, Windows Settings, Policy-based QoS. Policies can be created to throttle bandwidth to a specific speed for different applications, source-and-destination IP address combinations, and specific protocols.

If you have hardware that supports QoS, it is usually better to offload it to the network equipment rather than the OS.
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