Yes, this is a 5-port gigabit switch I am connecting to. One server, and one desktop are already connecting ok and getting a full gigabit connection.
I am told that because the NIC is PCI (versus PCIe), it won't be fast enough to connect at gigabit.
So that raises the question, why would Netgear market a PCI NIC as Gigabit, if in fact it will never reach gigabit speeds due to the PCI interface??