I choose to use a direct Ethernet cable between my ANAN-200D and my PC. I have no Ethernet router in the shack, and no switch available. Direct connection seems the simplest method.
Right away, I hit a small snag. There are two “instruction manuals” available on the Apache Labs website for these ANAN rigs. One, dated April 2014, purports to cover all the ANANs: 10, 100, 100D, 200D. The other, dated, June 2015, calls itself an “ANAN-200D Users Guide.” These two manuals are mostly redundant, but are at times contradictory, and sometimes one manual or the other will contain a unique bit of info. In other words, one must study both, and interpolate as necessary. Case in point: The June 2015 manual says “For direct connection of ANAN to a dedicated Ethernet port, a CAT 5 Ethernet cable is used.” But the earlier April 2014 manual says “CAT5E or CAT6 (recommended) Ethernet patch cable to connect ANAN…” I have a variety of spare Ethernet cables on hand. I wasn’t sure if I should grab a CAT5 or CAT6 cable. I chose a CAT6 because I was pretty sure either would be fine, and I had a CAT6 cable that was both the right length and the shielded type. Some might call this much ado about nothing, but I mention it because documentation should be clear and accurate. Right off the bat, I find clarity lacking. (My future self interjects that the CAT6 cable works just fine, and also that there will be more inadequate-documentation issues coming up, and many of them will not be so easy to resolve.)