So the idea is to have it in the top right of the screen at all times. Thanks.
Taken from this GitHub project here is a decent indicator that might help:
PPA and install
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bovender/bovender sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-ip
This will install the program and configure automatic start at login. To run it right away, press
ALT+F2 to open the Unity command prompt and enter
Try installing conky. It's an extremely configurable app that can be integrated into a desktop to show lots of information. There may be an extension out there for a section to pave onto a tool bar. http://conky.sourceforge.net/documentation.html