1.    16 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Cullowhee, NC
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Wired PC Updates - HughesNet Metered Internet Connection

    I live in a very rural location where my only ISP choice is Hughesnet. As such, my data consumption is metered during the day, but available, almost free at night (2AM - 8AM). I can control Windows restarts in settings, but no way to control when updates are downloaded. Update downloads occur randomly during the day consuming considerable (expensive) data. My laptops are connected to the same router via Wi-Fi. I can control Wi-Fi update downloads using the "metered connection" configurations in these laptops connected by Wi-Fi, but this is not available for wired (PC) connections. I have purchased a USB wireless adapter for my PC, in an effort to utilize Wi-Fi and hopefully configure to "metered connection" and then eliminate the update downloads during the day.
    Once I install the new adaptor, will switching to Wi-Fi be a problem? Is there a way to switch back and forth in an effort to occasionally use Ethernet for additional speed with Hughesnet, which is annoyingly slow, but better than anything else available here. I have a NetGear router which works well with both my laptops on wi fi and my wired PC currently. Any suggestions appreciated! Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    16 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,002
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2017-01-16 at 23.00.53.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	108.5 KB 
ID:	117447
    This free reputable tweaker may help. Full explanation of the tweak if you click the link.

    Also perhaps this.
    Ethernet Connection - Set as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Stopping auto updates on metered connection windows 10 home
Greetings all. I have a small metered connection. It's only 1 GB per month. And I can't delay the auto updates until I'm at a public connection. My computer sneaks, and downloads the auto updates without me knowing it . And if I do know it,...
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved Suddenly no more internet connection (wired)
Hi So yesterday I was transfering 2 movies from my external hard drive. Since then, my internet connection has been gone. We have 2 more machines (1 desktop, 1 laptop) both wired and 2 phones (wireless) who have perfect internet connections....
Network and Sharing
Solved need to set Internet to metered connection in W home with ethernet
need to set Internet to metered connection in Windows home with ethernet connection. only seems to be an option for WIFI....I don't connect using WIFI but have a metered connection, so can't afford windows to auto download.... is is there a...
Network and Sharing
Win 10 update on a slow,metered internet connection ?
I have not seen this question on here so far. It sounds like the upgrade will be sent by MS at their will. How would a 2-3 gig download work on a slow,metered connection. I wonder if there will be some other way? I have to do large downloads...
Installation and Upgrade
Solved Updates on a metered connection.
Hello there, I read an article today which said: Windows 10 users will receive "automatic updates without any additional notice." By default, Windows 10 will download, install, and reboot machines automatically when they’re not in use to...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums