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I have a php script on my rpi which i can visit when my computer is on the same network as the rpi.

But, i want to connect a rpi directly to my computer with an ethernet cable and in the browser of my computer i would like to open the php page from the rpi by visiting http://193.168.1.1/index.php. Is this possible and how can i approach this?

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    Yes, you plug an ethernet cable in between the two. This is a general network question and not specific to the Raspberry Pi.
    – joan
    Apr 15, 2017 at 21:21

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I assume you have a Raspberry Pi with a wireless network interface. So you want to have a static IP in the spare wired port of the rpi.

First of all 193.168 is not the best network for trying this, because it doesn't belong to a private range. I will use 10.1.1 in the example, it is the one I use in my own setup.

Edit the file /etc/network/interfaces of the rpi and change the eth0 section like this:

# rpi /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth0

iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.1.1.1
    netmask 255.255.255.0

I assume the other PC is a linux too, add a similar section with another IP. Notice this one ends in .2

# PC /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth0

iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.1.1.2
    netmask 255.255.255.0

Hope this helps.

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  • Excellent. It works. The rpi was assigning itself an ip in the range 169.254. Could not understand why it would not connect. However, as suggested by you i set up one of the private networks (10.1.1) and the magic started happening. Thank you! On a windows machine I had to set the gateway as well (dns can be left blank). Do not forget to call sudo ifup eth0 and sudo ifdown eth0 to reload the interfaces.
    – Nitin
    Apr 18, 2017 at 16:31

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