I have an iMac and a PC both connected to a Sky router with an Ethernet cable. I have a Canon MG8250 multifunction printer, which, at the moment, is connected to the iMac with a USB cable.
I would like the printer to be capable of being used by both computers and, rather than use WIFI, I would like, if possible, a wired connection. The printer has an Ethernet socket and I wondered if I could connect the printer to the Sky router and then either computer could access it via that router.
attach your printer via ethernet cable to your router.
The router will (if it's half decent like a netgear model) will be DHCP enabled and will issue an IP address when the printer is connected.
Go into the router config pages via a web browser to double check the IP its assigned.
Defualt IP address for therouter wil be included with your documentation or a quick goole will reveal it; usually something like 192.168.1.1.
When you can see when IP address the printer has been assinged, go to your windows start menu, navigate to settings, printers & faxes, File, add a new printer, add a network printer and 'connect to this printer' type \the.IP.Address.issued by router , ie \192.168.1.x. You may even be able to browse for it.
I expect the setup for a printer with the MAc will be similar.