Limits are so important feature that whole application derived its name from it.
Purpose of limits is to set maximum transfer speed - download or upload - to selected application or filter.
Value(in units displayed beside the value box). And check
Enabledbutton at the bottom of the window.
Saveto save and activate the limit.
NOTE 1: If you click in Activity view only on the limit checkbox, you will just enable or disable the limit. To open the window described above, you have to click the limit value.
NOTE 2: In order to make your limit work, please, make sure that Limiter is enabled - a
Limiter On button in upper part of main window must be checked.
It depends on what you are trying to achieve and what is the current maximum bandwidth speed of your internet connection in particular direction (download/upload).
If you have no idea how fast is your internet connection then visit websites like Fast.com, which will measure it for you.
When you know the exact maximum bandwidth then you can share it very precisely among your apps. But even if you don't know it exactly (BTW - maximum bandwidth can vary significantly during the day) then you can find very quickly satisfying limit values using trial-and-error method...
Simply put: Limits are more precise and Priorites are easier to use (no numbers). More info can be found here.
Abilities of limits can be used in conjunction with other NetLimiter features...
Would you like to automatically enable limit when specified amount of data was downloaded/uploaded by selected application? If you would, then Quotas could help you. They do exactly that!