Priorities allow users to prioritize internet/network traffic of one filter (application) over others. NetLimiter's internal priority engine automatically detects when application (or custom filter) transmit data to/from internet and then starts to restrict other applications/filters in order to allocate enough bandwidth for apps with higher priority.
NOTE: Applications with highest active priority always take as much bandwidth as they need. Rest of the bandwidth is shared among the rest depending on their priority.
Critical: Designed for situations where quick response is crucial for good performance. Suitable for VoIP applications and online multiplayer games.
High: Ideal for interactive applications like web browsers when some other applications uses internet in the background.
Normal: If you don't set a priority for any app, it will have Normal priority by default.
When app has a
Low priority it will be restricted if any app with
Normal or higher priority will be active (transferring data). Useful for various non-interactive background services.
Main differences between Priorities and Limits:
You can adjust behaviour of priority engine using settings located on
Priorities tab in the main screen.
Some usage scenarios of Priorities follow...
To ensure best uninterrupted online experience set your games priority to Critical and uncheck
Use adaptive bandwidth allocation on the
Put your Skype (or other VoIP app) to Critical level during the calls (you can do it manually if you want prioritize the app only during the calls).
Does a program which backs up your photos to a cloud service eat too much bandwidth? Just put it on Low priority level.
Do you use your browser a lot and do you want smoother browsing? Just put it on High priority level.