I am having some trouble trying to understand how I can use Ethernet to transmit some data to a computer. To be clear this would be a direct connection (an Ethernet cable will run from my development board to a usb-c connection on my laptop via an Ethernet to usb-c adapter). I have seen many tutorials talking about getting an Arduino to communicate to a PC over ethernet via a server, but I don't think this is what I would be looking for since this is a direct connection to my laptop.
Currently I have some code that transmitting "Hello" from my development board, but I'm not sure where it is going (or if it is even sending at all). Is there anyway I could ping the device from my laptop? Really could use any advice/help on how to make this communication work.
I apologize if this question is vague or lacking information, I am just getting into Ethernet so there is a lot I don't quite know yet. I can provide clarification as needed.
The Development board I am using is a M2S150 FPGA Dev board that has a ARM Cortex M3 On-board