To prove it, I turned off my modem, tried to run the WP Admin (Dashboard) and got a "Page not found" for my efforts.
myPhpAdmin runs fine under XAMPP with the modem off.
To populate my wordpress database, I imported a backup of my remote host wordpress database. I suspect it is full of links back to the internet but I thought "localhost" would rerout all those links back to my local wordpress installation.
My hosts file contains a
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What should I be looking for in resolving my problem??