Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 7:51 PM (in response to JaclynG1580)
To print directly from an iPad / iPhone you will need an AirPrint - enabled printer or another device to act as a print server. That can be a Mac running the donation-supported handyPrint or a similar utility Printopia ($19.95 with free trial).
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to JaclynG1580)
The iPad only prints via wifi. That Dell printer is not even wireless, so it will not work to print from the iPad.
As said above, you need an AirPrint enabled printer. Choose one from this list.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to JaclynG1580)
Not according to the Dell website
It's not on the list of AirPrint printers I posted, so it wouldn't work anyway.
You seem to be an impatient person. I suggest you take a chill pill and stop blaming others for your inability to do simple research about the products you buy. AirPrint has been around for a while and it very easy to find information about its capabilities.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to Tgara)
LMAO again, you are crackin me up! I used this.... http://www.mediafireengine.com/airprint-installer-1.3.html and SHOCKER it worked!!!!! I did have to adjust my firewall and I will deal with those issues if they come. I would happily upload a video of the other computers working wireless for you, but because it was online IT MUST BE TRUE and I need meds!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 8:46 PM (in response to JaclynG1580)
The definition of a "wireless" printer is generally accepted as one requring no Ethernet, USB, or other wired connection, and is capable of exclusively using a wireless network for communication:
All AirPrint printers are wireless, but not all wireless printers are AirPrint - enabled. You can use the workarounds I suggested though.
Edit: Sounds like you found oneMacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!