Is there a way to....

I am currently using an apple TV with an External USB drive as my primary storage (1TB)

My Macbook and apple TV ae all on the same wireless network and i can access my ATV through Cyber duck fine.

as i plan to store video etc on the ATV and move large DVD rips from my macbook is there a way of connecting to the ATV Via ethernet? 

I dont mind if my ATV is even has to be taken from the wireless network im quiet happy to plug ethernet cable in to sync with itunes normally

cheers

Jon 

Yes, the AppleTV will automatically use the ethernet connection if it's available. If no ethernet cable is connect it will default back to wifi.