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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
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
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Pirx reviewed on 09 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 2.7.3]


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appleHQ reviewed on 11 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.3]


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Parnaudfr reviewed on 16 Sep 2012
Udpate and stability are noy very good.
[Version 2.6.2]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 20 Sep 2012
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.
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Ntd replied on 30 Dec 2012
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.
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Ntd reviewed on 06 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.2]

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Ntd replied on 30 Dec 2012
Still most satisfied with this app!!
Still in daily use... now on MBPR 13"
Was on Sl, L then ML MBP 13"
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Kaysteven reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
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!
[Version 2.6.0]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 26 Jul 2012
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
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Kaysteven replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
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Sanchai replied on 08 Aug 2012
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
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Caberlin replied on 11 Aug 2012
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.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 28 Aug 2012
Thanks for the input. We will release a new version with a fix, soon.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 20 Sep 2012
Hi, the latest version 2.6.3 fixes the bug with the installer.
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appleHQ replied on 11 Oct 2012
No, the version 2.6.3 does not fix it.
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Unohoo reviewed on 13 Nov 2011
Didn't work with the MF190 or the X220D under Lion. Basically seemed in September that it wasn't functional under OS X Lion
[Version 2.5.0]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2011
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
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Henare reviewed on 01 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 2.4.0]


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Uncoy reviewed on 31 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 2.4.0]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 01 Nov 2011
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
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Uncoy replied on 02 Nov 2011
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.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 03 Nov 2011
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
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Uncoy replied on 03 Nov 2011
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.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 25 Nov 2011
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.
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Jucor reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
Works like a charm! Launch2net's driver is the only way I found to get my 3G USB dongle to work (ZTE MF112) on my 64-bits MacOS Snow Leopard (the brand new MacBook Pros boot in 64-bits as default) without having to reboot in 32 bits mode.

I indeed discovered with dismay that my newly-bought USB 3G Dongle from Three Mobile UK comes with absolutely no driver for Mac 64-bits, and no warning from the seller or any help from Three. Either have to reboot in (slower) 32 bits mode every time I connect (pressing 3 and 2 at boot), or, much more convenient, use Launch2Net which did the trick brilliantly. Chip in the possibility to test it for free, the simple interface, and the email reactivity of Novamedia to enquiries: well done!
[Version 2.1.5]


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Ongl reviewed on 19 Mar 2011
I read the reviews and the features. This seems to be a Huawei Dashboard + Internet Sharing combined into one. I do have one problem with Huawei Dashboard, it uses 20-30% CPU just by running the application.

Does anyone has this issue with the app? Also if one has a huawei dashboard + using internet sharing to share the 3G connection, do you still need this app?

Considering to purchase it, but would like to get advises from existing users.
[Version 2.1.4]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 21 Mar 2011
Hi,

just uninstall the Huawei Dashboard (not just delete it) and then install the launch2net Premium demo. I think you will like it, and even when not, you can uninstall it pretty easily and use the dashboard again.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann (nova media)
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Ralkem had trouble on 24 Apr 2011
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
[Version 2.1.6]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 12 May 2011
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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Calmeforet had trouble on 02 Aug 2010
Since installing it, EACH TIME I wake up my iMac (OS10.6.4) I am asked to grant permission for access to my keychain. It doesn't matter than I have clicked many times on ALWAYS ALLOW, the request invariably appears. This is a HUGE pain in the neck that far outweighs any potential benefit I can get out of the application (I was just trying it to see if it is useful to me). Is it a bug, or what? In any case, the only thing I could do was to deinstall it, after much exasperation.
[Version 2.0.4]

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Fuellemann (developer) replied on 03 Aug 2010
Hello, I totally aggree with you. This is a pain in the neck and definitely a no-go. First of all I assure you, that is not the way our software works, so we want to look for a fix for you.

Please boot your Mac from your system CD or system DVD, then open the Disk Utilities on the CD, select your hard disk and run "Repair Disk Permissions". Then reboot and boot from your hard disk.

Open launch2net Premium again and this time, it should keep your keychain-settings. If not, then contact as at mac@novamedia.de so we can check further.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann, nova media
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Qgpl replied on 03 Aug 2010
I have exactly the same 'feature' of asking for permission again and again. What is even worse, is that restricted users also get these messages, who don't even have the chance of authorizing the software, so the window keeps coming up. All they can do is to toss the window into some dark corner of the desktop and ignore it.
I have had several exchange of messages with support, reinstall, repair permissions, etc. They were very helpful, just nothing what they said helped. My only solution to keep it uninstalled while not using it. Which is also annoying since I need to restart the computer after installation.
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Fuellemann (developer) replied on 04 Aug 2010
Hello, we did not have many reports of failed permission, but it is annoying nevertheless. So what we do from here: If you have already contacted our support, I want to follow up. Please forward me the last support exchange to fuellemann@novamedia.de

Otherwise send me the details of the permission problems to to fuellemann@novamedia.de and I forward it to the programmers. This way we can identify the cause of the problem and can contact you directly for patches, workarounds and more.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann
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Qgpl commented on 06 Aug 2010
As Jan suggested to me, I turned off Parental Guidance, which was active for a different user. (I am administrator of course.) It fixed the problem! I turned PG back, it kept asking for passwords again. Thanks Jan, I hope the next update will address this issue.
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Gryphonent replied on 04 Sep 2010
I have exactly the same problem!!! Annoying. Cannot believe only a few people experience this nuisance.

Where can I find the option to turn off Parental Guidance?
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Fuellemann (developer) replied on 25 Sep 2010
Hello, just a quick note that we are looking into the permissions issue again. We will issue a free update whenever the fix is there.
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Fuellemann (developer) replied on 02 Nov 2010
The keychain issue is now fixed in version 2.0.7.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann / nova media
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Fylgje had trouble on 25 Mar 2010
Launch2Net 1.8.8.11 nothing to do in my Mac OSX 10.6.2, so far I plug in my modem Novatel Icon401 and the program launch, it does not stop asking for my admin password to access Launch2net.keychain .... Asked Support and we could not solve the issue (delete, repair permissions, reinstall, reboot -like un windos- ... and so on, nothing helps.
I reinstalled Mac OS X two times! -never did it before.
I think it's NOT compatible Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.8.8.11]

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Fuellemann (developer) replied on 05 May 2010
Hi FYLGJE,

it has been a while since you posted your comment here. launch2net Premium is designed for Mac OS X 10.6 (although it works perfectly with 10.5 as well).

So I hope you download the demo and give it a try!

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann

Brainware_inf rated on 14 Sep 2012

[Version 2.6.2]



Beginner17 rated on 13 Jun 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



Virusbeta rated on 22 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



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[Version 2.5.1]



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[Version 2.5.1]



Bakhtar rated on 14 Dec 2011

[Version 2.5.1]



Aerodante rated on 22 Nov 2011

[Version 2.5.0]



Cubix rated on 08 Nov 2011

[Version 2.5.0]



and2011 rated on 27 Oct 2011

[Version 2.4.0]



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Tubo rated on 27 Oct 2011

[Version 2.4.0]


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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 the Internet, the roaming costs can sum up to thousands of Dollars or Euros. With launch2net Premium you can use local data connections for a fraction of these costs. Just get a local prepaid SIM card and let launch2net Premium figure out the connection details.

Control your connections. Set up a time or data limit. And launch2net Premium will display a warning and/or disconnect when the limit has been reached. This comes in handy if your data plan includes a time or volume restriction.

Review your connections. launch2net Premium offers a comprehensive statistics with a detailed view on every connection. Time and data throughput, SIM card used, and much more.

Connect your iOS devices. launch2net Premium can share the mobile Internet connection with your iOS devices by creating a mobile WiFi hotspot. Your iOS devices just have to log into this WiFi network. This feature is not supported in OS 10.8

Get your message out. Send, receive and manage SMS text messages using the powerful SMS text message manager supports multipart and multigroup messages and is linked to the address book of Mac OS X.


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