Change Ethernet settings in Network preferences on Mac
Use the Ethernet pane of Network preferences on your Mac to set up and manage your Ethernet connection.
To change these preferences on your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Network , then select an Ethernet service in the list on the left.
If there’s a lock at the bottom left of the Network pane, click it to unlock the preference pane.
List of network services.
Create a new network service: Click the Add button , click the Interface pop-up menu, then choose the type of network service you want to create. Type a name in the Service Name field, then click Create.
Remove a network service: Select the network service you want to remove, then click the Remove button .
Manage network services: Click the Action pop-up menu , then choose an option. You can duplicate a service, rename a service, make a service inactive, set the service order, import or export configurations, and manage virtual interfaces.
Ethernet connection status.
Choose your ISP’s recommended IPv4 configuration method.
View the DNS server settings for this connection.
View the search domain settings for this connection.
View the IPv6 address for this connection.
Limit IP Address Tracking
Limit IP address tracking by hiding your IP address from known trackers in Mail and Safari.
If you subscribe to iCloud+ and have Private Relay turned on in iCloud preferences, it’s turned off when you deselect this option.
Note: iCloud Private Relay is currently in beta.
802.1X: <profile name> Connect
Join a network protected by 802.1X. This option is available if you have a profile installed for a network protected by 802.1X.
Set or view additional Ethernet options such as TCP/IP configuration, DNS settings, WINS settings, 802.1X configuration profiles, proxy server settings, and hardware settings.