Metered connection


  1. Posts : 981
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
       #1

    Metered connection


    I saw somewhere that enabling metered connection(s) can help with download and browsing speeds

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    and what's with this complication?

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  2. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @kitpzyxmsir,

    For what it is worth, I disabled/turned off Metered Connection straight after a clean install and it has had ZERO impact on downloads or browsing speeds.

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 1,256
    Windows 10
       #3

    Turn metered connection off unless you need a metered connection, metered connections are not fast not sure where you read that they are actually the opposite sometimes because some apps will work slower if they are on metered connections.

    The keyboard error should go away when you do this.
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  4. Posts : 6,424
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #4

    When you have a metered connection, that is, you pay by Megabyte you download or upload, normally a connection using cell phones internet, you don't want Windows to download huge files (like an upgrade file that is multi Gigabyte).
    When "Metered connection" is set, windows won't download updates / upgrades.
    "Metered connection" don't improve download speeds.
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  5. Posts : 981
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
       #5

    thanks everyone. Metered off :)
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  6. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #6

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    I saw somewhere that enabling metered connection(s) can help with download and browsing speeds
    Doing this neither helps nor hinders your connection speed. It is entirely irrelevant.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 20 May 2023 at 20:57.
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  7. Posts : 6,424
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #7

    Please mark this thread as Solved
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  8. Posts : 1,947
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #8

    Megahertz said:
    When "Metered connection" is set, windows won't download updates / upgrades.
    also having "metered connections" on also pauses app updates from microsoft store as noted here

    Apps downloading from the Windows Store might be paused.
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