Share printers between Windows 7 and Mac OS X

With the release of Windows 7 many began to have problems sharing folders and devices from Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows and other operating systems including Mac OS X, as well with this post trying to explain as sharing a printer between Windows 7 and Mac OS X without dying in the attempt using the LDP protocol (Line Printer Daemon).

Windows 7:

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Go to Programs
  • Select Enable or disable Windows features
  • Double-click Printers and document services
  • Finally activated LPD printing service

In Mac OS X:

  • Open System Preferences
  • Go to Printer and fax.
  • There press on the + (plus symbol) to add a new printer
  • Clicking the right mouse button on the toolbar and choose Customize Toolbar
  • Drag Advanced button to the toolbar and click OK
  • Now you can click the Advanced button
  • In type you choose Computer or printer option LPD / LPR
  • Type the path to the name of your PC and the printer name, Example: lpd: / / W7FROGX3/HP_F4280
  • In the next menu you choose Printer (if that does not appear to select another device)
  • Press Select the printer software and choose your printer from the list.
  • In closing please accept and add

That's all these steps, you can print from your Mac with your printer attached to a PC with Window 7 I hope has been useful.