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[Solved] Windows 10 Metered Connection is Missing, How to Fix?

“Data Usage and Metered Connection settings of the WiFi connection are missing from my Windows 10. I used to use them previously, but recently for some reasons I'm not able to get the options.
Any suggestions how to troubleshoot?”

--Microsoft Community

Microsoft introduced the "metered connections" feature since Windows 8. It is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Normally, Cellular data connections are set as metered by default. Wi-Fi network connections can be set to metered, but aren't by default. If you found that Windows 10 metered connection not available on your computer, below are a couple of methods that might work, give it a try!

Method 1: Check the Metered Connection Has Been Enabled or Not

As we stated above, you can set up Wi-Fi network connections as metered, but this option is not by default, that is to say, you have to enable it manually. To do so,

You need to open up settings, then go to network, select WiFi.

Next, click on the name of the Wi-Fi you are connecting to and enable metered connection.


Method 2: Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

If you have already enabled the metered connection before, but still, Windows 10 metered connection greyed out, then I would suggest you to run the Network adapter troubleshooter and check if it helps. Just do the following:

First of all, click on search bar next to Start Menu at the left bottom of the screen.
Then type “Troubleshooting” in the search box and click on Troubleshooting.


After enter Troubleshoot page, scroll down till find the Network Adapter and click on it.

network adapter

Next, click on Run the Troubleshooter and follow the instructions.
After all these steps, the issue might be resolved. But if the issue still persists, refer to the below method.

Method 3: Update the Latest Driver for Network Adapter

Nothing helps after trying these two methods provided above? You still have another option to have the issue fixed by updating the latest driver for network adapter under Device Manager. Below is how it works:

Press Windows Key + R Key simultaneouly.

Then type “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes in the box and hit on Enter Key.


After that, you will enter the Device Manager windows, hit the Network Adapter.
Then right click on the wireless driver and click on Update driver software from the drop down menu.

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