In this post, we will show you how to disable or turn off the Metered connection warning you may see in Outlook when you launch the email client. This message can also appear in other apps that may want to save on your data costs. METERED NETWORK WARNING: We’ve noticed you’re on a metered connection which may be subject to additional charges. We’ve put Outlook into offline mode to prevent any data overage charges.
If you click on the “Connect Anyway” button, Outlook will connect to the server this one time, but the next time you launch Outlook, it will again ask you to confirm the connection. To prevent this from happening, you can disable this warning in the Outlook options. Disable or turn off the Metered connection warning you may see in Outlook on your Windows 11/10 computer by following these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings
- Click on Network & Internet on the left side
- Click on your Networks Properties on the right side
- Turn off the button against Metered Connection
- The Metered Connection warning will go away.
All you need to do to turn off the METERED NETWORK WARNING in Outlook is close the message.
Use CMD to disable Metered Connection in Windows 11/10
You can also set a metered connection in Windows 11/10 from the Command Prompt. To view the list of Wi-Fi profiles on your computer, type the following command and press Enter:
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netsh wlan show profiles
Note down the name of the Wi-Fi connection here which you wish to set as a metered connection. In this example, I am using the Airtel connection.
Now type the following: Airtel-WRTR301GN-8897_1 in the CMD windows, replacing the Airtel-WRTR301GN-8897_1 name with your connections name, and hit Enter.
netsh wlan show profile name=”Airtel-WRTR301GN-8897_1″
This will show the details of the selected connection.
Scroll down until you see cost settings. Here, against cost, you see “Unrestricted” in my case. This means that the connection is unmetered or unlimited. To change it to metered, you have to set it to “Fixed.” Use the following command and hit “Enter:”.
netsh wlan set profileparameter name=”Airtel-WRTR301GN-8897_1″ cost=Fixed
You should see a “Command executed successfully” message, and your connection should now be set as a metered connection.
To disable Metered Connections for a network using a command prompt, enter the following command:
netsh wlan set profileparameter name=”Airtel-WRTR301GN-8897_1″ cost=Unrestricted
Turn off Metered Connection using Windows Registry
Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
You will see different keys like 3G, 4G, WiFi, Ethernet, etc. The values for it are as follows:
- 1 – Unmetered connection
- 2 – Metered connection
Identify your network connection, double-click on it, and change its value to 1.
The Metered Connection feature is quite helpful in limiting the data usage so that you don’t get shocked while billing the data-consumed payments. Many operators have provided the plan which can be supposed a Metered Connection. Especially talking about 4G and 5G unlimited plans, after a certain limit, you’ll observe that your bandwidth is reduced to a lower rate; this is generally known as the FUP limit.
Theoretically, Metered Connection is when your operator charges you based on the amount of data you’ve used. If you have a Metered Internet Connection, setting your network connection to metered in Windows can help reduce the amount of data you send and receive.
How do I fix Setup incomplete because of metered connection?
The Setup is incomplete because of a Metered Connection error message is self-explanatory as it clearly says that the error is because of Metered Connection. When your computer is on a Metered Connection, it is not capable of downloading the driver required. So, the installation process is interrupted, hence, you see this error. There are things you can do to fix Setup incomplete because of a metered connection: – By allowing the computer to download on a metered connection by disabling the metered connection temporarily
How do I get rid of a Metered Connection in Windows?
You can disable Metered Connection in Windows 11/10 as follows – Settings app > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Advanced options. Move the slider to the Off position for Set as metered connection.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.