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.

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