• How to Set an Ethernet metered connection on Windows 10

    If you have limited data plan and using the internet using the Ethernet connection, and want to set a metered connection on Windows 10 or 8 then here is the step by step solution.

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    Step by step Guide to set Ethernet metered connection on Windows 10

     

     

    Step 1:  Go to search panel and search for Regedit and run it.

    enable Metered connection on ethernet

    Step 2: In the registry navigate for the DefaultMediaCost 

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft-> Windows -> Windows NT-> CurrentVersio-> NetworkList-> DefaultMediaCost

    Step 3: Now on the DefaultMediaCost key, right click and select Permissions. A permission windows will open, now click on Advance option as shown in the screenshot.

    ethernet metered connection settings

    Step 4: The Advance security settings for DefaultMediacost will open. At the top, you will see an option called TrustedInstaller click on change Link.

    How to set an Ethernet metered connection on Windows 10

    Step 5: The Select User or Group windows will open and click on the Advanced option, then click Find Now from search results select the Administrators user and click on OK.

    Permission on ethernet

    Step 6: Now at the top check the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects option and click ok.

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    Step 7: Select the Administrators group and then make sure to check the allow Full Control box from Permissions for DefaultMediaCost Window and click Ok.

    metered connection on ethernet windows 8 or 10

    Step 8: Now from the DefaultMediaCost key double click on the Ethernet entry to change the value. Change its value from data value 1 to 2. Click OK

    • The Data Value 1 means non-metered connection
    • The Data Value 2 means metered connection

    Step 9: Now restart the computer to complete the process and to reflect the changes. After restarting the PC on the network connection setting clicks on Ethernet and select the connection.
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    Step 10: Under the Ethernet connection now you can see the metered connection on/off toggle option.
    How to set Ethernet metered connection on Windows 10
    In this way, you set the metered connection on Windows 10 or 8 to save the bandwidth or data plan. Also, this option will control the unwanted Windows 10 Updates.

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