The solutions to connect to the Internet using the cellular network with iPad without having the 3G version are multiplying. One of the most interesting because it allows you to save on the purchase of an access point such as the Huawei presented yesterday by Macitynet, the new version of Launch2Net.
The nova media software from Berlin, now in the Premium version, not only allows you to connect to the Internet using the cellular network and one of the HSDPA keys on the market using a sophisticated analysis and setting system, but also to act as a "bridge" to an iPad or any other device equipped with Wifi.
The Mobile Hub technology, integrated in the software, can build a Wifi hot spot using the Mac which in turn draws on the cellular network to give access to the Internet. According to nova media, the connection is very easy using a wizard. All you need, in fact, a Mac and an HSDPA stick, as well as, of course, an adequate Internet subscription for the cellular network.
Launch2Net Premium includes hundreds of pre-defined settings for all the major world networks and works with most of the 3G and ExpressCard modems from Huawei, Option, Novatel, SierraWireless and Sony Ericsson and soon also with ZTE devices; in practice there is no need for configuration in the vast majority of cases.
Other functions include a function for tracking usage statistics that can be completely customized (per user, SIM card, network) with an alarm system when a certain threshold is reached. Launch2Net Premium also capable of sending and receiving SMS messages
Launch2net Premium requires a Mac with Mac Os X 10.5 or 10.6 and costs 49.90 euros; those who purchased Launch2Net before the first marxo will pay for the software € 19.90; for those who purchased the software after this date for free.