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.
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.
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.
Step 4: The Advance security settings for DefaultMediacost will open. At the top, you will see an option called TrustedInstaller click on change Link.
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.
Step 6: Now at the top check the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects option and click ok.
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.
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