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

See the status of Ethernet/LAN and with other network interface connection right from the menu bar. This utility adds a neat colour (Green/Yellow/Red) icon on the menu bar, which lets you know the status of the connection and other stats like your IP address, mac address, upload and download speed, data usage etc.

≈ Features: ≈
◉ See the Status, IP address and speed of the Ethernet Adaptors
◉ Get the public IP address of your computer
◉ Thunderbolt and Firewire Support
◉ Retina Display enabled icons
◉ Shows IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
◉ Copy IP / Mac address from the menu
◉ See the status of all active interfaces based on the user priority
◉ Option to see and copy IP / Mac of Wifi Adapter
◉ Upload and Download speed for each 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.

- App Very Helpful for Flaky Ethernet connection - by "UnionBeth"

- Perfect for troubleshooting - by "TalonNYC"

- Extremely useful - by "Brachy8"

- Does what it says - by "woolly101"

- Works! - by "Nicol J Craig"

- Useful well-integrated App - by "Robotpanda2014"

- Brilliant app, does the job - by "Hybris2000"

- Very useful utility - by "hushpuppy56"

▸ Works on 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!!!
▸ Shows Network Speed and Data Usage for each adapter

◎ Note: Data usage counters reset on reboot.

≈ Terms of Use

What’s New

Version 5.3

■■■ Thanks for using Ethernet Status ■■■
◎ 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

4.5 out of 5
402 Ratings

402 Ratings

Caribbean Jim ,

Second review after about two years

Don[t hook. up without it!!
If you live in a totally wireless (except 240-volt AC power) environment, only cellular and satellite, well, .... you can imagine. About network difficulties I know a LOT. This app helps a LOT.
Does exactly what it promises with no fuss. Transparent. Always there. Gives you your public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for each active connection, Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth or Thunderbolt. I have had this through several versions of macOS including the present 11.1 Big Sur, always with five star results.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the wonderful response. We're glad to know that you're enjoying the app. In case you have any suggestions for us, you can write to us at

Randy W 12345 ,

Easily accessible network info

Took a while to fix crash at startup but it is working now. Always shows correct network device in use when ethernet and wifi are enabled.
----- Original review -----
Based on the reviews I figured this would work but it consistently crashes on startup. Submitted a ticket at the beginning of May with the crash report. Supposedly fixed but 2 months later the fix hasn't been released. Maybe it would work if the update was released.

Developer Response ,

Hello. Thank you for writing the review. Our goal is to develop functional, simple, and easy-to-use applications. Keep using our app.

FilterJoe ,

Required app if you use Ethernet off a hub

This app works as advertised.

For whatever reason, on some Macs (such as my MacBook Pro 2015) that have no built-in Ethernet, the Mac OS does NOT honor the order you set in system preferences. So even though I tell it to use Ethernet before using WiFi, it won't do that sometimes.

So to prioritize Ethernet, I have to rearrange the order (sometimes giving it backwards instructions works!). And without this utility, I'd have no idea whether Ethernet or WiFi is being used.

The simple thing to do, of course, is keep WiFi off most of the time. But sometimes Apple wants you to have WiFi on for other reasons, such as using Apple Watch to unlock your Mac.

The annoying hassle on Mac OS related to Ethernet is made bearable by this app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the wonderful response. We're glad to know that you're enjoying the app. In case you have any suggestions for us, you can write to us at

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