Ethernet Status adds the missing icon in status bar to indicate the connection status of wired ethernet similar to WIFI icon. WIFI has an icon built in MacOS, but there is none for ethernet status.
Bonus - Know IP address, network and device information in the dropdown menu.
Key Features -
1. Supports multiple wired ethernet connections
2. Dynamically monitors status and updates the icon
3. Differentiates between connected, active and in-active (based on priority in networking settings) status *
4. Auto starts on system restart +
5. Optimised & light weight with small memory and resource footprint
6. Shows interface device information like model, vendor *
7. Shows IPv4 and IPv6 addresses *
8. Shows MAC address *
9. Shows public IP Address +
(* Needs full version upgrade)
(+ Can be disabled in preferences)
Please feel free to contact us for issues and feedback. We request you to rate us using "Rate on Mac App Store" menu option in the app.
This update has support for VPN network, ability to restore a previous upgrade, improved network status detection, support for MacOS Catalina and several bug fixes & improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Free vs Paid version differences
The free version only provides connection verification and the broadband IP address. For all other features you have to upgrade to the paid version. It is disappointing that the developer does not state the differences between the two as if he did I would not have wasted my time downloading and checking out the free version, which is really a mostly disabled trial version. In my opinion this is a form of bait and switch. I have removed the app from my system as their are many other menu apps that accomplish the same function as the free version of this one and I do not need to have another app taking up more RAM on my system that only duplicate what I already have such as Fast Tasks, Connection, and many others.
Developer Response ,
Hi Jim, App Store description has been updated to indicate those features that need a full version upgrade. Thank you for raising this concern.
Apple making ethernet near impossible to track when also connected to wifi was an endless frustration for me. This has made it much easier to know I'm using my best connection when docked. Only $1.99 for the full version was a no-brainer.
Does the job perfectly
Very happy with this app. Gets the job done perfectly with nothing extraneous. The only thing I can think of that would be a nice addition: it would be helpful if it told you what vlan the switchport is that you’re connected to.
- Vikram Rao
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OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
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- Ethernet Status Full Version $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.