Windows 10 allows you to mark some types of connection as metered so you can restrict the amount of Windows data and some apps that can be used without asking. You can configure mobile and Wi-Fi connections as metered using the standard setting interface, but for some reason, Windows believes you don’t need to do so for wired Ethernet connections. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to set a Windows 10 Ethernet connection as Metered.

Set a Windows 10 Ethernet connection as Metered

To set a Windows 10 Ethernet connection as Metered, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Write Run in the search box and then select the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following Registry Editor screen will appear like this.

Navigate through the following path from the left pane of the screen.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost

As you click the DefaultMediaCost option from the left pane of the screen, some options will have appeared on the right pane of the screen. Double click the Ethernet option from the right pane of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear by double clicking the Ethernet option.

Put value 2 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to set a Windows 10 Ethernet connection as Metered.

How to set a Windows 10 Ethernet connection as Metered
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About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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