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 noticed the metered connection you’re on may charge extra. Outlook is working offline to prevent data charges.
If you click on the Connect Anyway button, Outlook will connect this one time, but the next time when you launch Outlook, it will again ask you. To prevent this from happening, you can disable this warning.
How to remove Metered connection warning in Outlook
To disable or turn off the Metered connection warning you may see in Outlook on your Windows 11/10 computer, follow 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.
That is all you need to do to turn off the METERED NETWORK WARNING in Outlook.
Use CMD to disable Metered Connection in Windows 11/10
You can also use the Command Prompt to set a metered connection in Windows 11/10. To see the list of Wi-Fi profiles on your computer, copy-paste the following command and hit Enter:
netsh wlan show profiles
Note down the name of the Wi-Fi connection here which you wish to set as a metered connection. Here I am using the example of Airtel.
Now type the following in the CMD windows, replacing 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 till you see Cost settings. Here against Cost, you see Unrestricted in my case. This means that the connection is un-metered 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 will see a command executed successfully message and the connection will be set as a metered connection.
To turn off Metered Connections for a network using command prompt, use this 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.
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 as 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 the condition when your operator charges you with direct proportionality of the amount of data used so far. As soon as the data is consumed and it bypasses the predefined limit, the operator charges you extra or reduces the Internet speed. 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 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 and By disabling the metered connection temporarily.
How do I get rid of a Metered Connection in Windows?
You can do it as follows – Settings app > Network & Internet > WiFi > Advanced options. Move the slider to Off position for Set as metered connection. This will disable Metered Connection in Windows 11/10.