It is possible but the TCP/IP services has to be available. Therefore try to use your online computer and remove the cable to your network-card. Your TCP/IP services are still available (and JBoss can connect to localhost) but the 'outside' is dark now.
Just use a computer having a network-card installed.
I'm not quite sure what you mean - is this right:
The computer is running Windows 98 SE and jboss 3.0.4. It has no modem and is not internet ready.
It does have a netgear network card which has TCP/IP set up correctly.
I unplugged the network cable, leaving the card installed, ran jboss and used IE to connect to http://localhost:8080/......
IE instantly closed, to be replaced by 'MSN Internet setup', which says I have to start by installing a modem.
Is this necessary? Do I need a modem? Or have I misunderstood what you meant?
That is not a jboss thing but a microsoft thing.
It is solvable but i do not know how any more