How to enable metered connections for dialup 3G connections?

I just installed windows 8 pro and would like to know if it's possible to set a dialup 3G connection as a metered connection?
I use a 3G dongle to connect to the internet which has a bandwidth limit per month and the data is very expensive once the cap has been reached.

I tried following the steps in this link: http://www.lostintechnology.com/how-to/limit-windows-8-live-tiles-data-usage/

But when I right click my connection, the only options available are:
-View network status
-Turn sharing on or off
-View connection properties

And on step 4 for setting data used for tile updates the only options available are:
-Show administrative tools
-Clear personal info from my tiles




 

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Last updated July 13, 2018 Views 4,079 Applies to:

Hi bryce8,


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Please refer the link below:

Metered Internet connections: Frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-8/metered-internet-connections-frequently-asked-questions


Please reply us with the status of the issue. I will be glad to provide you with the additional options available that you can utilize to get the issue resolved.

Abdul Raqeeb Kola
Former Microsoft Senior Support Engineer/ Sr. Blogger

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I took a look at the link you provided, but unfortunately it provides the same step as what I've already tried;

"Press and hold or right-click the network, and then tap or click Set as metered connection or Set as non-metered connection."

As I stated in my first post, the options "Set as metered" and "Set as non-metered" are not available.



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is there no more that can be done about this problem. I too have the same problem

 

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It's a bug in Windows 8 and it's present half year after release W8... so? Can somebody do something about it? 

For people who use 3G dial-up modems (for example me, ZTE MF 195) and it's very annoying - Windows ate my 8GB limit in 2 weeks.

PS - please don't come up with another "try to right click on connection, read FAQ and reply after it - don't worry we'll ignore you" - fix it.

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Based on some research, it appears that the vendors of the 3G dial-up modems need to update their drivers to implement the new metering support so the OS can then effectively monitor and limit bandwidth consumption.

It appears that my current ZTE USB 3g modem uses the older driver model but one of the newer ZTE modems now available has shipped with the newer driver model for that device only. Unfortunately I don't think the hardware vendors will rush to release updated drivers for existing devices.

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I have the same problem. I use Photon Plus service. It's a Huawei make USB modem. I have been looking for Win 8 drivers with no success.
Look beyond and ye shall find!

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Well, Windows 8.1 made this even worse. There is NO context menu available in the network list anymore. You can still sort of manage connections in two places: in the control panel and in the Metro PC Settings. But!

In the control panel, there is no way to mark a connection as metered - only old classic options like connection properties and so on, much like it was in Win7.

Metro PC Settings is apparently the only way to mark a connection as metered... only that dial-up connections are simply NOT listed there at all. A dead end.

Now I wonder why, of all connections, the only ones I can't marked as metered is those that I really need to mark so. My phone connection is both expensive and slow.

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Hi

did someone solved this issue?

me too i have this problem with an alcatel one touch X200X

could be driver problem?

i can't update driver 'cause there are no driver for windows 8, just for windows 7...

i could also manually stop all services i should need, that's not a problem for me... but i fear those are a lot and i really don't know how to start...

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Only WiFi and Ethernet connections have the option to be set as metered.

For limiting and controlling 3g modems / smart phone tethering you can use DU METER 

 

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