In Pictures: Windows 8.1 networking cheat sheet

Whether you’re in IT or an average end user, here’s what you need to know about the changes and new features.

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How to use metered connections and track data usage In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the data metering and usage features to help you reduce and track data usage when on wireless connections that have data caps, like 4G and other mobile broadband connections. You could easily enable or disable metering and data usage tracking by right-clicking a network on the list. However, in Windows 8.1 you can't right-click networks and must configure these via the PC Settings app: open the Settings charm (slide along right of screen or press Win + I), select Change PC Settings, select Network, and select the network name.

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