Windows NIC check for internet access
I'm wondering how Windows determines whether or not it has IPv4 internet access, as shown in the picture below:
Does Windows have a process or .exe that tries to connect to a specific server somewhere via a specific port?
I would like to fake this setting, some how, by allowing that specific function through the Windows Firewall, or changing a registry setting somewhere.
I believe it has to do with 'polling' known sites on the internet - such as MS DNS servers or other.