Get status of following connection on Menu Bar:
■ Ethernet LAN
■ WiFi
■ Bluetooth Network
■ iPhone/iPad USB Network
■ Firewire
■ Thunderbolt Network

See the status of your LAN/Ethernet connection right from the menu bar. This utility adds a neat icon on the menu bar which lets you know the status of the connection and IP address.

≈ Features: ≈
◎ See the Status, IP address of the Ethernet Adaptors
◎ Get the public IP address.
◎ Thunderbolt and Firewire Support
◎ Retina Display enabled icons
◎ Option to see and copy IP / Mac of Wifi Adapter
◎ Colour icon to identify internet connection
– Green colour: Interface connected and to the internet
– Yellow colour: Interface connected but with no internet
– Red colour: Interface is not connected and also no internet.

▸ Works with MacBook Air(M1), MacBook Pro(M1), iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini.
▸ Comparable with the external adapters via thunderbolt and C type ports.
▸ Shows your Public IP address
▸ Support for Thunderbolt, Firewire and retina icons!!!

≈≈ Features in PRO version: ≈≈
If you are looking for pro features like other details of ethernet/internet status, please check our app with the same name and icon.
◉ Shows IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
◉ See the status of all active interfaces based on the user priority
◉ Upload and Download speed for each adapter.

If you have any question, suggestion, feedback please contact us at

◎ Note: Data usage counters are reset on reboot.

What’s New

Version 1.7

■■■ Thanks for using Ethernet Status Lite ■■■
◎ Added colour indication of connection status.
◎ Support for latest OS with new Mac's.
◎ Improved performance.
◎ Bug Fixes.

For any questions, suggestions, or bugs, please email us at We cannot respond directly to user reviews, so we encourage you to email us directly for the fastest response. We want to hear your thoughts and make improvements to future versions of this app to keep you happy. We plan to make active updates powered by your love and support! Every bit helps! :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

therandyzone ,

A great little utility

Instantly lets me know my ethernet connection hasn’t (or has!) dropped out again.

I don’t know why it happens, but the only thing worse is to run on WiFi speeds for hours without realizing it.

Ethernet Status keeps that from happening.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your message and for pointing out the details. Your feedback is very important to us. If any further feedback or suggestions, you could write to us at

Unomi ,

You said you had one job ...

I live with lots of lightning. Lots. I have to unplug things when it gets bad or risk losing them (been there, done that). I have a network adapter for ethernet in my office that is unplggued along with the server and other equipment. When the storms pass, I don't always remember to turn on the ethernet adapter. "So," I thinks to myself, "what you need is a status icon that will show when *ethernet* is not connected." Seems simple enough. Search for it in the App store and find Ethernet Status.

Tried free version and well, it doesn't do the one thing it says it does, not exactly. It shows whether your connected to *anything* and have access. I could pay to get the upgraded version but that requires I click on the status icon to determine wht I am connected to, but I just want an icon that shows whether I am connected to ethernet or not. Nothing else. No extra steps. That's it. This app should be named Network Status Lite. With that said, it seemed to do the intended, if misnomered, job adequately (tested by unplugging ethernet cable at the machine). I might have gone to 4 stars if the name had matched the behavior more closely.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the candid and detailed review. We value our Customer's suggestion and we'll definitely try to incorporate them in our upcoming version.

dsemaya ,

Issues and naggy

Tried out the free version to decide if I wanted the paid one. The app can’t tell the difference between an Ethernet connection and USB tethering to an iPhone or iPad. They are not the same. That makes this app far less useful.

The app has a non-native dialog that looks a little like a native macOS notification but it is placed on the wrong part of the screen. That dialog is simply a request to rate the app and is not useful to the user. After clicking on the dialog to come here it reappeared again. It moved around strangely and was not in the right position on the screen. I thought the App Store had rules against pestering users for reviews.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to share the review and rating Ethernet Status Lite App. Could you please reach out to our support team at and elaborate what kind of issue you are facing so that we can check and get back to you at immediate.

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