Metered Internet connections: FAQ Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Windows 8.1 Select Product Version All Products Here are answers to some common questions about metered Internet connections. If your Internet service provider charges you for the amount of data that you use, you may find this information useful. Show all What's a metered Internet connection? What are the recommended settings? How does setting my network connection to metered affect my PC? How do I change my current network connection to metered (or non-metered)? I have Sync settings turned on. How can I avoid extra data charges on metered connections? I have automatic device setup turned on. How can I avoid extra data charges on metered connections? I get search suggestions and web results from Bing. How can I avoid extra data charges on metered connections? What if I get the: "Setup incomplete because of metered connection" message when I set up a peripheral device? Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016 Need more help? Search No results Join the discussion Ask the community Get support Contact Us Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.