Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 61,587
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       #100

    Matthew Wai said:
    Click here to download "Metered or unmetered.zip".
    Just double-click on "Metered or unmetered.cmd", which will get highest privileges via PowerRun so as to modify the DWORD value data. On completion, manually run the following to restart the "Network Connections" service.
    net stop Netman & net start Netman

    Ok. Good. I'll do some testing with it today.
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       #101

    Brink said:
    Ok. Good. I'll do some testing with it today.
    I did the following test today. The results show that the command net stop Netman & net start Netman will immediately bring the DWORD value "2" into effect without having to restart the computer.

    The screenshot below was taken when the DWORD value is "1" (unmetered).
    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10-1.-unmetered-ethernet.jpg

    Then I set the value to "2" (metered) and ran net stop Netman & net start Netman without restarting Windows. The screenshot below shows the metered connection has already taken effect. So far, I have NOT restarted Windows.
    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10-2.-metered-ethernet.jpg

    Try it yourself. See for yourself.
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  3. Posts : 61,587
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       #102

    Great news @Matthew Wai. I see the same.

    It would be nice to run the commands from a context menu without any needed files though to make it even easier.
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Feb 2020 at 12:11.
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  4. Posts : 7,457
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       #103

    Brink said:
    It would be nice to run the commands from a context menu without any needed files though to make it even easier.
    Do you mean something like the item "Metered or Unmetered" in the context menu below? I can do so via a CMD script (instead of a .reg file).
    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10-context-menu.jpg
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #104

    The metered settings in the Registry only get reset by Windows at most, but not all, Version updates. Apart from a single use once or twice a year, it would spend its whole life unused if added to a context menu.

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       #105

    I just think that many complicated step-by-step procedures can be done automatically by scripts. That's why I keep bothering Brink with scripts.
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  7. Posts : 61,587
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       #106

    Matthew Wai said:
    Do you mean something like the item "Metered or Unmetered" in the context menu below? I can do so via a CMD script (instead of a .reg file).
    That would make it easier if possible.
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  8. Posts : 7,457
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       #107

    Brink said:
    That would make it easier if possible.
    It is possible; no problem.
    However, I just found that the new DWORD value will immediately take effect even if I do not run the command net stop "Netman" & net start "Netman". So, do you think I should omit the command from my CMD script? It seems unnecessary to restart either Network Connections or Windows on my Windows 10 Version 1903.
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  9. Posts : 61,587
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       #108

    Matthew Wai said:
    It is possible; no problem.
    However, I just found that the new DWORD value will immediately take effect even if I do not run the command net stop "Netman" & net start "Netman". So, do you think I should omit the command from my CMD script? It seems unnecessary to restart either Network Connections or Windows on my Windows 10 Version 1903.
    It can't hurt to try and see. I'll confirm on my end when ready to test.
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