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launch2net Premium lets you get online quickly, and reliably. If you use a USB modem or Internet stick for your mobile Internet access, launch2net Premium is the perfect tool to get you online all over the world. Quick and Easy.

Hassle free connections. This software will detect the mobile network you are using and selects the right connection settings automatically. You do will not have to search for cryptic information like APN names or DNS addresses.

Save hundreds of monetary units. If you are travelling abroad and you are using the SIM card from your home network to access more...

What's New

Version 2.7.3:

Note: The Mobile Hub feature for Internet sharing does not work with OS X 10.8 or 10.9, and is disabled. It works with OS X 10.6 and 10.7 only.

Changes:
  • Add support for OS X 10.9
  • Fix for a bug that prevented SMS functionality
  • Fix for a bug that prevented disconnect through the menu bar

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Pmcarrion Member IconComment+127
Pmcarrion
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Is launch2net still under development?
All product links have been removed from the developer's website.

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Version 2.7.3
Pirx Member IconReview+208
Pirx
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I am using it with a USB stick and a China Unicom prepaid SIM. It works flawlessly all over China (I travel quite a bit).

launch2net opens as soon as you insert the USB stick, recognizes the available network, its strength without fail and connects in a wiffy.

The connections are stable, transparent and - thanks to China Unicom - fast.

The price may be high, however, considering the herculanean task of keeping up with worldwide settings of worldwide telecoms everywhere, the price appears to me as being rather adequate.

I have been using it for many years and I am rather satisfied.

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Version 2.7.3
appleHQ Member IconReview+146
appleHQ
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Spent a lot of time wondering about updating problems on my system: I had problems using some updaters, including Mac OS X Updates. Update ran through, but still gave me an update error message.

Then the same problems with Xcode updates.

Next was Little snitch with update problems. For god's sake they pointed me in the right direction:

Open the Terminal and try this:
sudo kextcache -v 6 -update-volume /


If it stops with an error "Prelink failed for com.sierrawireless.driver.SierraDIPSupport; aborting prelink." it is launch2net fault. And still not corrected in latest version as well.

--> So *deinstall* this overpriced piece of software and run the temrinal command again. All fine. And all updates needing a kernel chache cleanup will work now as well, Xcode, Mac OS X updates etc.

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Version 2.6.3
Parnaudfr Member IconReview+1
Parnaudfr
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Udpate and stability are noy very good.

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Version 2.6.2
Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hello, can you please send us a bug report to mac@novamedia.de ? Which surfstick or modem did you use?

In most cases, customers with stability issues on their Macs use more than one connection manager and therefore different USB kernel extensions for one modem. This will lead to errors. Please uninstall other connectione managers and USB kernel extensions for a first help.

Ntd
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Follow the advice of the Developer!
I had issues when using a stick whilst on SL on my MBP....I had x3 of the local SP sim cards ( Vodacom, MTN, CellC) for best signal in the area at the time, as I more around a fair bit.....construction Industry.
Because of conflict issues,I deleted all the connection managers and bought this app, and never looked back. I still on occasions use x2 different sticks without any hassle.
As in my previous post, there was an issue for a local SP....mailed developer...sorted, and very promptly too!
Only issue is if I don't disconnect before removing the stick ...it then requires you to click on 'connect' as opposed to auto connect the next time......sometimes a force quit needed, then reconnects automatically.

Ntd Member IconReview+10
Ntd
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Very happy with this, a Great app, I use it daily, responsive developers.
Had one of our local SP's sim's not working too well....mailed developers ...quickly fixed.
Perhaps a little pricy, but I'd rather pay more for something which works well than cheap mediocrity.

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Version 2.6.2
Ntd
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Still most satisfied with this app!!
Still in daily use... now on MBPR 13"
Was on Sl, L then ML MBP 13"

Kaysteven Member IconReview+0
Kaysteven
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G'Day,

ever since I bought l2n I've been pretty happy with it - except for the occasional hang-up on start.
Everything worked fine with the last release before Mountain Lion, I switched from my old 3G stick no a new LTE/4G stick (Huawai K5005) - see how fast mobile internet can be :-)

Today, in preparation for the Mountain Lion installation, I updated my launch2net Premium for ML-compatibility.. that's where everything fell apart.. now my LTE stick won't work and I get an error 'Device initialization error'.
That's a mess because, most of my days, I'm working on the road.

Thanks in advance for your support!

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Version 2.6.0
Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hi, please make sure you updated to version 2.6.1. The 2.6 version had a bug which made it impossible to recognize some sticks. So perhaps that was the error you encountered. Please report to us if this helps and which stick you are using. Write to info@novamedia.de

Kaysteven
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Hi,

thanks for your fast reply - I also send you a ticket via your developer page, same content as above.
I encountered the problem in 2.6.1 on a MBAir 2011 - had to uninstall and reinstall 2.5.1 to stay online (for 30minutes.. now my activation key does not work anymore) and I had to push back the ML installation until a solution is available with l2n.

Sanchai
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SierraDIPService.kext included with launch2Net Premium 2.6.2 cause Apple installer that install software that need to update system entensions like MobileDevice.pkg in Xcode 4.4.1 and soundflower.pkg to fail.

After remove the above kext file, all installation work as usual.

I have to uninstall Launch2Net to get ebveryting in shape. Fix and solution please!!!

See here for information:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4188064?start=0&tstart=0

Caberlin
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SierraDIPService.kext this software installs is a trouble maker on my machine as well (even disturbed a OSX update). After trashing it, things are fine again.

Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Thanks for the input. We will release a new version with a fix, soon.

Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hi, the latest version 2.6.3 fixes the bug with the installer.

appleHQ
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No, the version 2.6.3 does not fix it.

Unohoo Member IconReview+0
Unohoo
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Didn't work with the MF190 or the X220D under Lion. Basically seemed in September that it wasn't functional under OS X Lion

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Version 2.5.0
Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hello,

thank you for your comment. launch2net Premium works fine with OS X 10.7.


The X220D seems to be a modem from Alcatel, which is not supported. We have a list of supported modems on the website for launch2net Premum.

The MF190 from ZTE is supported. The reason why it is not
detected in your Mac by launch2net Premium might be that you already installed another driver or the software that came with the modem. And their driver blocks access for launch2net Premium for the modem.

Either contact us at mac@novamedia.de for help. Or use the deinstaller that came with the ZTE190 to completely uninstall the software - including the USB kernel extensions which had been installed by this software.

Then just install launch2net Premium again and it will work fine.

Kind regards

Jan Fuellemann

Henare Member IconReview+2
Henare
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When I used a 3g card launch2net made connections easily without regard to which carrier I had to use at the time. It was software I could easily deploy to users who weren't as tech-savvy as others and they could get their work done easily and quickly. On the few occasions where I had to get support my requests were promptly (within 24h) answered and the recommended changes worked. I recommend launch2net Premium without reservations!

It is especially a good deal when it is offered on mupromo.

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Version 2.4.0
Uncoy Member IconReview+193
Uncoy
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There is an issue with Launch2net. This version is called premium but what premium did was stop supporting mobile handsets as modems. So premium is actually a significant step back from the original launch2net. Launch2net did not work with my last provider without a custom configuration. It was only marginally better than configuring by hand. Useful if you travel a lot AND you buy one of their recommended and unlocked wifi sticks. Otherwise just configuring your own stick once for your own provider is not any more trouble in the short term and saves having additional potentially problematic software mixed up in your networking folders.

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Version 2.4.0
Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hello Uncoy,

thank you for your comments.


About the mobile phones:

Most mobile phones can be tethered without the need of any special software, just by enabling the PAN connection via Bluetooth. The settings to connect are already in place within the phone.

In addition, many mac users switched to an iPhone, which for one can not be address from a connection manager, this is a restriction by Apple and second it has its own tethering and mobile hotspot settings.

In general, if you are using a mobile phone or an iPhone you would not need a connection manager to get you online.


About the provider settings:

launch2net Premium supports hundreds of connection settings. But I hope you understand that there are special contracts for e.g. business cases which we can not know about. So we made it extremely easy to use these settings. Even then you do not have to dig into the system preferences network to configre, add or delete configurations, to look for modem drivers and tweaks to get these drivers to work. The connection settings are updated frequently for launch2net Premium since new networks appear, networks change their names etc.

In general, launch2net Premu will connect you instantly without the need to enter any settings. But it is easy to do so, if you have to.


To put your mail into perspective:

What does launch2net Premium offers which launch2net did not?

- SMS text message manager
- Mobile HotSpot feature
- Preppaid Service locator to use cheap data connections and save roaming costs
- Statistics which offers a very detailed view on each connection like user, SIM Card used, Home or Roaming connection and much more
- much faster setup
- broader modem support
- extensive network support
- Lion compatibility
- Automatic setup
- No extra configuration setup application in its own window
- and many more changes in the connection engine

What does launch2net Premium not have:
- Support for mobile phones

I think you have a much better connection experience with launch2net Premium as you might have with any software coming from modem manufacturers or network providers.

Thank you

Jan Fuellemann

Uncoy
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Thanks for your reply.

Launch2Net still doesn't feel like premium but rather a step backwards. Still does not cover Austrian Telecom (one needs to do a custom setup using A1 settings).

The license transferring is very heavy handed as well, although fortunately I was able to use the license on the two computers I travel with.

Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hello Uncoy,

I am curious about A1 - perhaps we have to add an additional setting for it. It works with many customers in austria, so it must be an additional setting in your case. Can you contact me please at fuellemann (at) novamedia.de so we can add the setting for you?

thanks for the info!

Kind regards

Jan Fuellemann

Uncoy
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Hi Jan,

I don't have that contract anymore and use my T-Mobile comprehensive plan for mobile connections (on the topicI am so much happier since I got an Android phone with keyboard and free wireless hotspot: HTC Desire Z - it saves me from having to carry and fiddle with another contract and modem).

But for reference, it was the http://aon.at brand which appears to have been retired from the marketplace (redirects to A1 now). AON did exist for at least three years (I was a client).

Thanks for your reply.

Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hi Uncoy. We found out some more details, just since we have been curious about the aon issue.

The aon network you have been using did require a login with a dedicated username and password which is different for every customer.

Then A1 aquired aon.

But still it was not possible for the former aon customers to use the common A1 login information, they had to use their dedicated username and password to use the mobile broadband services of A1.

That is why no connection manager could work out of the box for former aon customers and why a custom configuration was necessary. I am just glad that launch2net Premium supports the use of custom usernames and passwords, if it has to be.

Ralkem Member IconComment-5
Ralkem
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Can anyone tell me if the trial version will work with a pre-paid modem. I'm using a Telstra (Australian) Sierra Wireless modem, USB301, and launch2net will not work. I've unistalled the Telstra software using their uninstaller and reinstalled launch2net but nothing happens. The modem is a plug n play and I was wondering if this is causing some conflict.

ralkem

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Version 2.1.6
Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer)
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Hello,

Sierra Wireless modems are not supported by launch2net Premium. In this case you will have to use the software your network provider should supply wou with.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann

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