No, it is not the Gbit model which is why I question if that machine can support Gbit ehternet at all. Still, 100Mbit is faster than most high speed internet connections.
Just for an FYI, 100Mbps is many times faster than most any public Internet connection. For example WOW has 15Mbps as their max. Comcast has just rolled out a 50Mbps but it's only in less than half their network as of now. Pricing starts at $150 a month.
So... to be sure, even if I put a 1000Mbps PCI card in this thing, it still won't be as fast as the newer machines on the network?
If you have the ADC connector on the video card it's a Gigabit G4 BTW.
It will be darn close as fast in the networking department with the addition of Gigabit Ethernet. The Gigabit Mac was basically the same machine as the AGP preceding it except for the Ethernet, bus speeds were the same 100Mhz. The processor and bus speed doesn't matter much for networking unless you're doing a lot of other things with the machine, processing files, video, graphics, etc. Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps) is about 125MB, a 64 bit 33Mhz PCI bus like in the G4's is about 264MB, it can carry the Gigabit.
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