Question Would a USB ethernet adapter be much faster than Wifi? What about a Thunderbolt ethernet adapter?

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https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD463LL/A/thunderbolt-to-gigabit-ethernet-adapter?fnode=11ab6a4832f387dd86f63034e40ebbdbcbabced88d769358941e0692d4fd47ccc867380b2f7355841373dc3ef0374c4f9981605d798a297860c6e624b62a43b1952ff9ffd6faf8439edcc9ca0258735d49de613e069962baea22a05a46d0c1d5

I found that on the Apple website, which is the correct plug type. Someone complains about getting dropped from conference calls, whilst on wifi. Would a USB [ethernet] adapter do much to improve wifi reliability? What about a Thunderbolt [ethernet ] adapter? They're the same price, but the Apple-compatible USB adapters are available locally.
 
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Not sure your question.

USB wifi likely not be any better. Most the problems are the wifi itself not how it is connected to your machine.

A usb or thunderbolt ethernet port will likely be both more stable and faster. I forget apple stuff but I think thunderbolt is the same as usb3 for speed. You generally need USB3 or thunderbolt if you want a gigabit speeds.
 

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It depends, my company stopped using Skype and switched fully over to TEAMS during the Pandemic. The Skype servers are simply overloaded, which is strange because they're both owned by microsoft. If it's a server side bandwidth issue, then there's nothing you can do.

The key way to tell is if your wife is the only one getting dropped from calls, or has a robotic voice or poor connection problems. If everyone else is fine, then definitely the USB to ethernet connector will fix her problems.
 

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