4 Ways to Turn Off Metered Connection in Windows 10

Simple steps to set a network connection as metered

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  • Turning off the network metered connection can help you access some features which are disabled to conserve data usage and use the internet at its full capacity.
  • This guide will cover all the methods you can use to turn off metered connections.
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When using a limited data plan or mobile hotspot, setting up a network connection as metered on Windows 10 can help conserve internet bandwidth and save data. 

However, there may be times when you want to turn off the metered connection and use the internet at its full capabilities. 

In this guide, we will discuss some of the methods to disable the setting on Windows 10. Let’s get started!

What can I do to turn off the metered connection on Windows 10?

1. Use the Settings app

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to Network & Internet.Network & Internet Windows 10 set up as metered connection
  3. Select the Ethernet or WiFi which you want to set as metered.
  4. Click Properties.Properties turn off metered connection windows 10
  5. Under the Metered connection, locate the Set as metered connection option.Metered connection turned off
  6. Toggle off the switch to turn off the metered connection.

2. Use the Command Prompt

  1. Go to the Search bar, type CMD, and click Run as administrator.Command Prompt Windows Run as Administrator
  2. Type the following command after replacing Your WiFi Name with the name of your WiFi and Press Enter: netsh wlan set profileparameter name="YOUR_WIFI_NAME" cost=Unrestricted
  3. Then, restart your computer to let the changes take place.

3. Use the Registry Editor

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.REGEDIT RUN COMMAND
  2. Type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to this path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCostturn off Metered connection Windows 10
  4. Locate and double-click on Ethernet or WiFi to modify. For example, change the Value data from 1 to 0.
  5. Click OK.

4. Use the Group Policy Editor

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run console.GPEDIT  turn off metered connection windows 10
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate to this path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Windows Connection Manager
  4. Locate and double-click the Set metered network option.
  5. Select Disabled and click OK to save the changes.
  6. Close the Group Policy Editor.

So, you can use these methods to turn off the metered connection on Windows 10. Please let us know in the comments section below if you have questions or concerns about metered connection.

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