How to Monitor Network Usage On Windows 10 & 8

Want to Monitor Network Usage? No need to install any other software because Windows 10 & Windows 8 has a network usage monitor built-in option. We are going to show you how to use that option.

If you don’t use Windows 10 or Windows 8, read my article about how to check internet data usage.

You want to check internet usage. That means you may have limited data plans. The below articles will help you to save data usage as well as to monitor internet usage.

Follow the below steps to monitor internet usage.

How to Monitor Network Usage on Windows 10

Video tutorial: How to monitor data consumption on windows 10

Step1: Click on the network symbol at the bottom right. You will see all the available networks.

Step2: Click on the Properties just below the network name for which you need to check the network usage. You will see the properties window.

Windows 10 network properties

Step 3: Click on Set a data limit to help control data usage on this network option.

You can also turn on Set as metered connection option. But there is no need. Because when you set the data limit, the metered connection option will automatically be turned on.

set limit

Step 4: Click on the Set limit option. You will see a small popup where you can Set data limit.

Step 5: Fill the detail according to your network billing and click on Save.

That’s it now you can monitor your data usage.

How to check data usage on Windows 10?

Type data usage in the Cortana search. Select the Data Usage overview option. You will see the data usage.

windows 10 data usage

You can select the Edit limit option to edit the data limit.

You can select the Remove limit option to turn off the Metered connection option.

How to use Network usage monitor option in Windows 8?

  • Connect your PC to the internet.
  • Click the network symbol in the right bottom corner.
Network usage monitor
  • Right-click on your network name.
  • Click on “Show estimated data usage” shown in the below screenshot. Now you can see estimated data usage from the past date.
Network usage monitor
  • If you want to check data usage from now, Click on “Reset” shown in the below screenshot. It starts counting data from now. Better click on “Reset” on the date from which your ISP’s billing cycle starts. So that you can see exactly how much data you are using according to your ISP billing cycle.
Network usage monitor

At any time you can click on “Hide estimated data usage” if you don’t want to show data usage.

In the above screenshots, you can see the “Set as metered connection” option. This option helps to reduce data usage. You can read How to use Windows 8 metered connection option to save data usage.

There is a data usage app for Windows 8. You can also use this app to monitor data usage. When you have a simple option, why should we use the app unnecessarily? Better use Windows 8 Network usage monitor option.

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Monitor Network Usage – FAQ

How to check Data usage on Windows 10?

Type Data usage in Cortana searches and select Data usage overview to see the data usage. To check data usage, you should have enabled the data to limit first.

How to edit data limit on Windows 10?

Type Data Usage in Cortana search. Select the Data usage overview. Select the Edit Limit option to edit the data limit.

How to turn off metered connection option?

Just remove the data limit option, metered connection will automatically turned off.

How to remove data limit?

Type data usage in Cortana search and select data usage overview. Select the Remove data limit at the bottom to remove the data limit.

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