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How to setup metered Wi-Fi connection on Windows 10

Windows 10 is the new version of the operating system in the Windows series of OS that was released in July 2015. It is a great operating system that comes with some new features that are really great. Windows 10 obviously brings some great features from Windows 8 and 8.1 just like the metered Wi-Fi connection and many other features.

Why should you set up metered connection on Windows 10?

Setting up metered connection in Windows 10 has a different process as compared to Windows 8 or 8.1. Setting it up in Windows 10 has its own advantages. Windows 10 has automatic updated enabled which you cannot disable unless you disable the Windows Updates option from the services control panel.

Setting up a home network as a metered network will disable Windows update and this will allow you to update Windows as you please. This feature also helps you save and conserve data in case you have a limited connection with limited data cap. There are many other reasons why you should setup metered connection on Windows 10 but we are going to focus on the process here.

How to setup metered Wi-Fi connection on Windows 10?

The procedure has changed from what it used to be on Windows 8 or 8.1 so read the steps I am going to mention below very carefully.

  • Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before performing this procedure or else it will not work.
  • Click the Wi-Fi icon on the task bar in the notifications area and this will open up the connections menu.
  • Click on the Network Settings and this will open a new menu.
  • You will see the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to and this is where we will move forward from.

  • Click on Advanced Options as this has all the options that we need to play with.

  • You will see an option switch to turn on the option for Set metered connection and this will turn on the metered connection on your Windows 10 installation.

  • Now that you have turned on the metered connection, you can have a better internet usage experience on your Windows 10 installation and this will control how the data that is being used.
  • Now just restart your machine and the next time you connect to this network, this will be used as a metered connection.

As you can see the process has changed quite a bit and it provides a much more easy way to set metered connection on Windows 10. This option will save data in case you are on a limited data capped network just like the ones we have in India.

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