Direct ethernet connection w/laptop?
Wondering if I configure a KiwiSDR for a static ip address could I connect it directly to an ethernet port on a laptop, and then access it without a network router as the intermediary. I also wonder if such a direct connection is even "legal" hardware-wise, i.e. would it cause damage to the ethernet interface(s)? I suppose if it were OK, I would have to change the network properties on the ethernet adapter in the laptop to assign it an ip address on the same subnet as the KiwiSDR.
If this were possible, it would be highly useful for in-the-field testing of HF antennas, assuming I also had a battery in place to power the KiwiSDR.