My Book World Edition II connect to PC without router

I bought My Book World Edition II and use it in office with router.

At home i do not have router and a am asking can i connect it directly to PC?

I would set static Ip address on My Book (192.168.1.199) and static IP on PC (192.168.1.198)

Is it safe to try and would it work?

thanks

it is gonna work at a 100%

I’ve done that before and it works

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