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Windows 10 by default sets unrestricted data access to download updates, synchronize settings and connect to cloud services. If you are using Ethernet to connect online with a restricted data plan, these will definitely going to eat all your bandwidths.


If you are using Windows 10 Creators Update and above, you can set your Ethernet connection as metered network to save those extra bandwidth. Continue reading to learn more.


How to set an Ethernet network as metered connection on Windows 10 to save internet bandwidth?


  • To set your internet connection as metered, you will need at least Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • If you have limited data plan, setting it will help save extra data.
  • When enabled as metered, Windows won't download updates, sync app settings and connect to cloud services automatically.


If you are having a limited data plan and connecting to internet using WiFi, you can set it as metered connection to save those extra data used by Windows 10 to download updates, sync applications settings and connect to cloud services. This is often useful when you are connected to a WiFi network that incur charges for usages.


Similarly, if you are using a Ethernet connection that has a limited data plan, you can also mark it as 'Metered' on Windows 10. This is often useful when you are tethering your mobile data via USB port.


How to setup a Metered Internet Connection in Windows 10?

Follow the below mentioned steps to set an Ethernet network as metered connection on Windows 10:

  1. Open the Windows 10 Settings application (Win + I).
  2. Navigate to Network & Internet | Ethernet settings page.
  3. Select the Ethernet network connection that you want to select as metered connection.
  4. Scroll down to Metered Connection and toggle on the Set as metered connection switch.


You can also check the following video to learn the step-by-step process to set an Ethernet network as metered connection. Don't forget to subscribe to my new YouTube channel to learn more tips about Windows 10.




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