Apache w/out internet connection

apache-http-serverinternet connection

I have a Vista laptop that I have been running Apache / MySql / Php / PhpMyAdmin on for quite some time without fail. I just use it to test bits of code here and there etc. No problems, until recently when I needed to test something and I happened to be in a place that I could not get an internet connection. Why am I unable to access localhost from the same machine without an internet connection? I am type http://localhost..etc into the browser's address bar and I get the message that I am unable to access without an internet connection. I checked my windows/system32/etc/hosts file and the first two lines are

127.0.0.1 localhost

::1 localhost

What am I missing here?

Best Answer

Do you need to stick a loopback Ethernet plug into your ethernet port?

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