Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to 92md)
Double check to see if it is compatible http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4356
troubleshooting and setup airprint http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/assistant/airprint/
If your printer isn't compatible, then you will need to search for an app in itunes or app store.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to razmee209)
ok i will look. If I have to buy an app is it likely to work if the printer is not an airprint printer? In other words, do the apps work ok to print to a printer on your network? Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to 92md)
iOS devices can only print directly to AirPrint printers.
I cannot find anywhere in Apple's AirPrint compatible printer list, nor in Dell's documentation, any mention whatsoever that the Dell c1765nfw is AirPrint-compliant, so I will charitably consider "the Dell people" misinformed.
To print directly from an iPad / iPhone you will need an AirPrint compatible printer or another device to act as a print server. That can be a Mac computer running Printopia ($19.95 with free trial) or handyPrint (donation - supported). The Mac must be "on" but may be asleep for them to work. Equivalent PC options may exist but you're on your own finding them.
You can also buy this standalone print server:
These options enable you to use any printer available to your network, even older ones that may predate AirPrint by decades.
Otherwise you will need to buy an AirPrint printer or multifunction device.
I recommend you avoid Dell.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!