Wi-FiÂ is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard that uses high-frequency radio waves to provide wireless Internet and network connections to your device.
AÂ metered connectionÂ is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Cellular data connections are set as metered by default. Wi-Fi and Ethernet network connections can be set to metered but aren’t by default. Some apps might work differently on a metered connection to help reduce your data usage. Also, some updates for Windows won’t be installed automatically.
If you have a metered Internet connection with a data limit, you might have to pay extra or the connection speed reduces if you go over the data limit.
Turning on metered connection for your Wi-Fi network can help prevent you from going over the data limit from your Internet service provider.
This tutorial will show you how to set a Wi-Fi network as aÂ metered connectionÂ orÂ non-metered connectionÂ for all users in Windows 11.