Ethernet Status 4+

Missing LAN Statusbar Icon

Vikram Rao

    • 4.1 • 28 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 inactive (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.

What’s New

Version 4.5

Compatibility update for older macOS versions

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Al Onkka ,

Easy, but could use better disconnect notification

I got this because sometimes my ethernet stops working but I don't know it because my wifi takes over and then my zoom calls suffer. So I wanted to have a quick way to see if ethernet is connected. This ALMOST is perfect. The menu bar icon changes based on your ethernet status and I like that it has three states, connected, connected but not prioritized, not connected. However, the non connected icon is grey and the connected is white. So they look almost the same. I would like a more obvious indicator that ethernet is not connected. Or options to set that myself. It would also be nice to have an option to get a notification through notification center when status changes. Thanks!

jebrough ,

Simple and reliable, would like better notification

This is great and I'm happy that it focuses on wired status and excludes wireless. I got it because my reliability is not as good if I'm only on wireless. It would be helpful if the disconnected icon could be red or something that stands out more. A notification-center notification on disconnect would also be helpful.

nes123321 ,

Full Version Purchase Doesnt Work

I recently downloaded the Ethernet Status App and purchased the Full Version for $1.99. It worked for a bit and when I closed out of the app to refresh something, it does not appear as if I made the purchase. It suggests that I look at the Full Version. When I click it, the 'preferences menu' opens up. I then try to 'Restore Purchase' but nothing happens. I also restarted my computer after trying to restore and nothing changes. It still appears as if I have the 'Free Version' instead of the 'Full Version.’

I also tried reaching out to the creator on his website through the contact link, but the messaging/email section doesnt work when you click send. I wanted to give 5 stars when I first downloaded it, but Im afraid the Full Version isn’t working properly. However, the Free Version does what it claims it does.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for your troubles. We confirm we have a problem in the website when you submit the contact us form and is being fixed. Please write to us to help resolve your issues -

Update: The website is now working and you can either write to us directly at the above email or use the website contact us form. Thank you.

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