Set an Ethernet connection to be metered on Windows 10 | Try out how to do it.

how to set an ethernet connection to be metered on windows 10.

How to Set an Ethernet connection to be metered on Windows 10

 1. Use Windows key + R to open the Run command, type regedit, and click OK to open the Windows registry.

2. Go to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost


3. Right-click on the DefaultMediaCost key and select “Permissions”.

4. In the “Security” tab, click the “Advanced” button.

5. Next to “TrustedInstaller”, click the “Change” link.

6. Type “Administrators”, then click the “Check Names” button to make sure you typed everything correctly. Then click "Ok".

7. In Advanced Security Settings for DefaultMediaCost, check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects”.

8. Click “Apply” then click “OK”.

9. In Permissions for DefaultMediaCost, select the “Administrators” group, then check the allow box on “Full Control”.

10. Click Apply then click “ok”.

11. In the DefaultMediaCost key, you can see various entries, including 3G, 4G, Default, Ethernet, and WiFi with default data values: 1 or 2. A data value of 1 means that the connection type is non-metered, and a data value of 2 means that the type meter connection. Double-click the Ethernet DWORD (32-bit), then change the value to 2.


12. Click “OK”.

13.Close the registry and then restart your computer to complete the process.


NOTE: Once you set the connection to be metered, the operating system will stop using the internet in many ways. For example:

  * Windows updates will not download again automatically. However, priority updates will continue to download when available.

  * Apps will not update automatically anymore.

  * Live Tiles on the Start menu will stop downloading updates.

  * Offline content may not sync with other devices.

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