In Windows 10
, a metered connection
stands for a network offering limited internet usage (bandwidth), such as when your computer is connected to internet through your smartphone's 3G/4G mobile internet connection (WiFi tethering
). Windows 10
will automatically disable background downloads (app updates, driver downloads, or system updates) when your computer is connected to a metered connection, which is a great way of reducing your data usage.
This quick tip will demonstrate how to easily mark a network connection as a "metered connection"
in Windows 10
How To Set Up Metered Connections in Windows 10
Click on Start
> Network & Internet
and select the Wi-Fi
) tab. Here, you'll find a list of known networks:
Select the desired network and click on Advanced options
. Toggle the Set as metered connection
and you're good to go:
If necessary, repeat the operation to add other networks to Windows 10
's metered connection
Published by jak58
Latest update on May 24, 2016 at 04:42 AM by ChristinaCCM.