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Metered network connection warning in Outlook when using Dongle (cellular mode) in windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm facing this issue when using USB dongle cellular mode tried below steps but could not modify the values in regedit 

    Error : cannot edit error writing value new contents

    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost
    Value name: 3G
    Value name: 4G
    Value name: Default
    Value name: Ethernet
    Value name: Wifi
    Value type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1

    Setting the value to 1 means it is an unmetered network connection.
    Setting the value to 2 means it is a metered network connection.

    Under Network settings > Metered connection is already turned off.

    Note: I'm getting this error even in local admin profile.

    Is there any thing need to be modified in gpedit.msc?

    Or is there any commands to modify the regedit value.

    Please help.


    • Edited by Say_much Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:12 PM
    Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:14 AM

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  • I think those entries are the default settings for each type of connection. You can independently change the value for a specific connection of any type from the network property settings of that connection.
    Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:53 AM
  • Metered connection is already turned off under network settings > Cellular > Advanced Options.

    I need to modify the registry value to 1, instead of 2 but am unable to do so due to below error even 

    even i tried in local admin profile.

    Error : cannot edit error writing value new contents

    Monday, June 24, 2019 9:17 AM
  • Hi,

    In my lab environment, when Metered connection is turned off in network property, the default registry keys are as follows:

    If we set the value 3G or 4G to 1, it will also prompt the Error : cannot edit error writing value new contents. This is by default.

    Best Regards,


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    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:55 PM