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  1.    21 Dec 2015 #20
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit

    Good tutorial!

    I am not sure what it is that Windows does to help you to reduce the amount of data you send and receive? I am charged extra for anything over a fixed monthly maximum.

    Also I don't see how this would work if you have several computers/users accessing the Internet from the same modem.

    Ak
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  2.    21 Dec 2015 #21
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    Hello Ak,

    You can set each computer to be a metered connection to stop all the automatic downloads on them.

    Unfortunately, it's still up to you to monitor the data usage to make sure you don't go over with all the computers.
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  3.    30 Dec 2015 #22
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    Shawn, do you have a tutorial, or should it be added to this one, on how to set a LAN connection as metered via registry?
    Undine posted this recently: How to set an Ethernet Connection as Metered to control Updates, Drivers, Store and others

    Looks right:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost
    3G REG_DWORD 0x2
    4G REG_DWORD 0x2
    Default REG_DWORD 0x1
    Ethernet REG_DWORD 0x1 <== set to 0x2
    WiFi REG_DWORD 0x1
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #23
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    Thank you Rich.

    I will look into doing a separate tutorial for Ethernet. I want to do some testing with it first.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Dec 2015 at 13:41. Reason: addition
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  5.    30 Dec 2015 #24
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  6.    26 Mar 2016 #25
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    Hartselle
    Posts : 472
    Windows 10 Pro 16299.19

    I noticed that the Network & Internet panel in Settings has changed. (I am using 14291) Several settings location have changed here. I always set my WiFi as metered and this setting is now found here: Settings>Network & Internet>Manage known networks>(Left click your network)>Properties>Set as metered connection. As a side note, this setting seems to be ignored by Windows Update in this build. I am not seeing a Download button any more. If updates are found they begin downloading immediately.
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  7.    26 Mar 2016 #26
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    Thank you tracit99. The tutorial has now been updated.
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  8.    26 Mar 2016 #27
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Pro doesn't have the option described here. It's Home-only. Not sure why.
    Code:
    netsh wlan show profiles
    netsh wlan set profileparameter name="network_ssid_here" cost=Fixed
    This (OPTION TWO) is the only way to do it on Windows 10 Pro. And maybe gpedit.msc but haven't tried that.
    Last edited by netdragon; 26 Mar 2016 at 15:25.
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  9.    26 Mar 2016 #28
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    Hello netdragon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It should have OPTION ONE as well. What build is your Windows 10?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html
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  10.    26 Mar 2016 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello netdragon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It should have OPTION ONE as well. What build is your Windows 10?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html
    version 1511 (Build 10586.164)

    Screenshot of wi-fi settings (some lines were obscured for privacy)

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