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18 May 2011   #1

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Interesting Win 7 Article

Here is a URL from a story on SlashDot today about how windows 7 determines if you have an internet connection:


I disabled this via the registry hack, as I don't need MS to inform me that I might have networking issues, I think I can figure that one out on my own

Here is an excerpt from the article on SlashDot:

In Windows 7, any time you connect to a network, Windows tells you if you have full internet access or just a local network connection. It also knows if a WiFi access point requires in-browser authentication. How? It turns out, a service automatically requests a file from a Microsoft website every time you connect to any network, and the result of this attempt tells it whether the connection is successful.

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18 May 2011   #2


...just reading that now and was going to share but you beat me to it!! :P
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18 May 2011   #3


Thanks for this, very interesting!
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