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Ethernet Status - The Missing LAN Status Bar Icon

By Vikram Rao

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Ethernet Status adds the missing icon in status bar to indicate the connection status of the ethernet interface on MacOS similar to WIFI status. WIFI status has an icon built in MacOS, but there is none for ethernet status.

Not anymore...

Ethernet Status adds a simple icon to the status bar to show the connection status of the ethernet interface. Bonus - Know IP address and interface name on the dropdown menu.

Salient features -
1. Supports multiple ethernet interfaces if available
2. Dynamically monitors ethernet connectivity change and updates the icon
3. Indicates if ethernet interface is not being used for networking (not active), even if connected, due to networking interface priority in MacOS networking settings
4. Auto starts on system restart (Can be disabled via menu)
5. Light weight and has small memory and resource footprint. Highly optimised.
6. Shows interface device information like model, vendor
7. Shows IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
8. Shows MAC address
9. Shows public IP Address (Can be disabled via settings)

Please feel free to contact me at any time for issues and feedback and don't forget to use the "Rate on Mac App Store" menu option to rate the app. We value your feedback. Thank you for using Ethernet Status app.

What's New in Version 2.8

This update brings a completely revamped Ethernet Status app. Now -
1. The app lists the ethernet interface devices by a user friendly name (thunderbolt or USB for example) right in the menu and shows additional device information as a sub menu (very convenient).
2. The app now shows MAC & IPv6 address in addition to IPv4 address.
3. The app also now has a settings screen for configuring whether to show public IP address in the menu and some more useful options.


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Customer Reviews

Pretty handy

Thanks for this app. So much nicer than having to hold down the option key while clicking the “WiFi” icon to see wired or other connection’s info. This makes more sense.

Ethernet Status - The Missing LAN Status Bar Icon
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 2.8
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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