network access internet connection and local access only how does it tell?
Posted on 2011-04-22
I must be missing something but if someone can explain this to me it would be helpful.
We have an office in a building next to our building. To give users in that office internet and mail access we put in a point to point line between them and us. We have a Cisco router between each end of the point to point line. Now in the remote office, if we look at the computer's network status it would show "acess: local & internet"
The question is this, recently we set a lab for testing. In our lab we set up a point to point between 2 Cisco router with 1 side acting as a remote site. Both routers were plugged into a switch.
router A = main
Router B = remote
static route, directing traffic to router A
Computers on both sides can ping each other, mail & AD works. What is interesting is that network status for the computers on router B's lan shows "access: local".
How do the computers on the Router B side know that there is no internet access?