Unable to connect to local server when network cable is disconnected

This happens on WindowsXP, which turns off loopbacks network interface ( localhost) when network cable is not connected. This behavior can only be turn off by starting Registry Editor (regedit), going to:


And adding a new DWORD key named DisableDHCPMediaSense with a value of 1.

If you wish to revert to old behavior later, Just change that setting to zero or delete the key.

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