Its funny how sometimes you run across a client that denies Internet access to only a handful of computers while allowing all the others. For instance, in this case, I have a customer that denies Internet to employees who work in a warehouse. Their fix for this was to not have a default gateway on the PC accessible to the warehouse employees , which is a good idea. However, that threw a wrench into my VLAN project. Thats ok, these sort of things dont bother me. I simply do persistent routes. I really like that you can manipulate routing on any layer 3 capable device, and that does include PCs.
Im going to simulate what I would see at customer site with my own laptop. This is what the routing table looked like with no default-gateway:
So, what does the routing table look like after I add the command?
Now I know what you are thinking. You can easily control this on the firewall or a router. But, what if you don't have access to those devices and they are managed by someone else who doesn't play well with other IT folks? There is always a way if you need to accomplish something.
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