How to Set Up a Metered Internet Connection in Windows 10

Metered internet

So I connected my laptop to my mobile hotspot. Truth be told, I had just 300Megabite since I had issues recharging from my bank mobile app possibly because of my network connection. Then I decided to manage the 300MB with my Laptop which has Windows 10 Home installed.


To my greatest surprise, in a distance of 10 minutes or less, I was already warned by my network provider that my subscription was getting low. It was so painful to me because I was browsing very important websites that I wouldn’t like to go and get back again.

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I had no alternative and I suspended browsing at that moment till I was able to secure a call card and converted it to Internet allowance. So, I never wanted to do the same mistake like I did the previous time that drained my 300mb in 10 minutes, the option was to set my Wifi Network to a Metered Connection and right here am going to show you how I did it in my computer and how you too can do it.

Important of Setting your Windows 10 Wifi to a Metered Connection

When you set Windows 10 to a Metered Connection, it serves a lot of role to you as the end user. As a matter of fact, this is the best feature that Microsoft included in their OS that made me happier.

With a Metered Connection, I have been able to browse the internet even 5 times longer than I use to do the previous time and am going to show you why you needed the metered connection too on your own computer.

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  1. Windows 10 Metered Connection helps you to save money for Data Subscription
  2. Metered Connection helps to stop Windows from Updating without your concerns
  3. It helps you choose when to download any update whatsoever and when not to
  4. It makes your browsing speed to increase since you will not be spending other resources downloading updates

How to Set Up a Metered Internet Connection in Windows 10 Operating System

Step 1: Click the Windows button or Start Up Menu button

Windows 10 metered connection

Step 2: Click on Settings as it is indicated on the screenshot below

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Step 3: Click on Network & Wifi to continue

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Step 4: Choose the Network you wish to set to Metered Connection

Step 5: Click on Advanced Options after clicking on the Network

Step 6: Toggle the Radio Button that says “Set as Metered Connection


Successfully, you have set your Internet connection to Metered Connection and it won’t be downloading updates automatically without your concerns anymore. If there are updates, it must wait until you permit it to download and install updates. If you have any issue doing this, kindly leave a comment or contact me.