How to control arduino+ethernet shield directly connected to my PC

Hey good day mates, Can my arduino + ethernet shield display a web page on my web browser without connecting it to my router (e.g via crossover cable only)? Can you redirect me on a thread that having tutorial about my concern?

So what operating system is on your pc?

thanks bro.. Im going to control it using Windows XP and windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS's :D

There’s no reason you can’t use a cross-over cable on any OS really. You’ll have to manually set up the network on both sides with static IP addresses though.

PC                  Arduino
192.168.1.1   <=>   192.168.1.2