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How to Meter or Reset Your Internet Connection

This option is thorough but only available for Wi-Fi connections on Windows 10. At time of publishing this document we cannot confirm if Metering prevents drivers from auto installing in Windows 8 but it is available. This option only focuses on Windows 10.

In this article:

-Section 1: What version of Windows 10 do you have?

-Section 2: What does metering mean?

-Section 3: Metering for Windows 10 version 1511

-Section 4: Metering for Windows 10 version 1607

-Section 5: Turn Off Metering and set Drivers to Automatically Update

Section 1: Which version of Windows 10 you have installed?

  1. To find the version number open Settings
  2. Click System
  3. Scroll down and click About

Version number is shown, as is other useful information.

Section 2: What does setting a connection to METERED do?
Setting a connection as metered prevents Windows from automatically using bandwidth in many ways:

  • Disables automatic downloading of Windows updates
  • Disables automatic downloading of app updates
  • Disables peer-to-peer uploading of updates
  • Disables the downloading of driver updates
  • Tiles may not update
  • Other apps may behave differently

When you should set a connection as Metered

Microsoft says you should set a connection as metered if your Internet service provider limits the data you can use. However, you may also want to do this to prevent Windows from using your bandwidth except when you choose, especially on slower connections.

Note:- Windows only allows you to set Wi-Fi and mobile data connections as metered by default — not wired Ethernet connections.

Section 3: Turn on Metered Connection Windows 10 version 1511

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click Network & Internet
  3. Click Wi-Fi
  4. Select Advanced options at the bottom of the list of nearby Wi-Fi networks

Turn on the “Set as metered connection” option here.

IMPORTANT
Note that this just affects the current Wi-Fi network you’re connected to. Windows will remember this setting, however, and that particular Wi-Fi network will always be treated as a metered network whenever you connect.

As soon as you leave the Wi-Fi network and connect to another Wi-Fi network that isn’t considered metered, Windows 10 will resume automatically downloading updates and using the other restricted features. You’ll need to set that Wi-Fi connection as metered after you connect to stop this from happening. Do this before connecting you system to the computer, otherwise the faulty driver will automatically download and the BSoD problem will occur.

Note:- It is still possible to manually update any other drivers if required, you will need to locate the relevant driver in Device Manager and in the properties select Update Driver under the Drivers tab.

Section 4: Turn on Metered Connection Windows 10 version 1607

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click Network & Internet
  3. Click Wi-Fi
  4. Click your Wi-Fi connection

Turn on the “Set as metered connection” option here

IMPORTANT
Note that this just affects the current Wi-Fi network you’re connected to. Windows will remember this setting and that particular Wi-Fi network will always be treated as a metered network whenever you connect.

As soon as you leave the Wi-Fi network and connect to another Wi-Fi network that isn’t considered metered, Windows 10 will resume automatically downloading updates and using the other restricted features. You will need to set any new Wi-Fi connection as metered after you connect to stop this from happening. Do this before connecting your system to the computer, otherwise the faulty driver will automatically download and the BSoD problem will occur.

Note: It is still possible to manually update any other drivers if required, you will need to locate the relevant driver in Device Manager and in the properties select Update Driver under the Drivers tab.

Section 5: Turn Off Metering and set Drivers to Automatically Update

  • With your Qest4/AsyraPro connected to the computer:-
  • Go to Device Manager (Windows 10 - right click the Start Button and select Device Manager) (Windows 7 - Click Start type Device Manager in the search box)
  • Locate and right mouse click on USB Serial Port (COM*) under Ports (COM & LPT).
  • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software".
  • Locate and right mouse click on USB Serial Converter under the USB Serial Bus controllers section (at bottom of Devices list).
  • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software".
  • Windows 7 users will be prompted to Restart the computer.
  • Close the Device Manager window.
  • This allows Windows to automatically update the driver in the future.

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