"Metered" Option Disabled In Windows10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by pamadhilwankalan, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. pamadhilwankalan

    pamadhilwankalan MDL Junior Member

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    i recently upgraded to Windows10 Pro 64Bit. i use a dongle with 2G internet plan (GSM). i can't disable Windows from downloading new features and security updates as "Metered" option is disabled. But "Metered" option appears when connecting with a Wi-Fi Network. please help
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    metered is only designed to work when your using wifi.
    Now if someone figured out how they can get 10 to think it's on wifi when your on a wired line, it might be a nice inprovement
     
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  3. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Metered is designed to work with cellular connections, and later to work with cellular connections accessed trough a wifi router.

    Likely the OP's modem has not fully compliant drivers.
     
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  4. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    Put the SIM into your smartphone, set your phone as an access point and connect to that over WiFi. Now you can set that connection as metered. Once again, Microsoft makes us jump through hoops to be able to do a relatively simple task. I tell you - if they ever decide to make a car, I'll bet it won't have a steering wheel.
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    MS has nothing to do with this. Metered connections are working nicely on 2/3/4G connections since win 8, but some older drivers are recognized like a standard ethernet, so no metered connection.
     
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  6. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    What should drivers have to do with it? I know whether my connection should be metered or not - after all, I am the one who pays my internet bills. Why can't I decide instead of the OS/drivers/software deciding it for me? What about wifi routers that take sim cards, or wifi dongles that plug into the router WAN port?
     
  7. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    You won't need to steer the M.Soft mobile. It will just take you where it wants to go and keep a track of where you have been. Every now and then though you will have to turn the engine off, then back on again. God only knows how many windows it will have.
     
  8. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Amazing, how an example of a metered connection becomes "designed' for mobile tethering.
     
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  9. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    To use 2g Internet in Windows you got two options

    1 install windows 7 instead 10 or 8 as there's way less traffic going on
    2 install 10 or 8 then remove packages responsible for data being sent to Microsoft, tile update etc
     
  10. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

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    First try updating your drivers - if it doesn't work then just disable windows update through gpedit.msc or set to 2 by enabling "Configure Windows Update".;)
     
  11. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Seem pretty obvious to me, more than amazing.
     
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