DSL connection in menu bar?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by damooster, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. damooster macrumors newbie

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    I have figured out how to show other connections in my menu bar except for the one that I need.

    I am connected via DSL with my ethernet cable. How can I get a network status icon to show up in the menu bar?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    What kind of status are you looking for? Since DSL is an "always on" internet connection, there is no menu bar item for this.
     
  3. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Assuming you aren't using a router....click the checkbox for "Show PPPoE status in menu bar" under the PPPoE Tab in your Built-in Ethernet settings section.
     
  4. damooster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WildCowboy: I was looking for something that showed me what my download speed is and how the connection is.

    Lancetx: I'm using TCP/IP, when I check this box I see the icon but it's idle and doesn't do anything.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Cannot help you with the state of the line, but MenuMeters will give you your actual download (and upload) speed... is that interesting?
     
  6. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    Same with ACTIVITY MONITOR - which you can leave as a moving graph in the dock, but not the top bar.
     

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