I've opened my gateway CTP and it turns out I got (by pure chance) the ethernet version. However, I see that something is wrong with the Actiontec MiniPCI ethernet card plugged into the slot (Realtek 8139 chipset)... there is no connection whatsoever between the card and the "motherboard", besides the minipci connection.
To make my point clearer... I see that there are 3 molex-type connectors on the "motherboard". The first gets a cable from the V.90 modem, the second, on the hpna models, gets a cable from the hpna card (plugged via molex connectors on the hpna card AND the motherboard).
So I assumed that the 3rd Molex-type (4-wire vs. 2-wire for hpna and v90 modem), is used when an ethernet card is plugged into the minipci slot (otherwise I don't know how the ethernet signals travel from the rj45 soldered to the ethernet minipci card....).
Here is where things start getting interesting, because the Actiontec Ethernet MiniPCI card plugged into my system has what looks like a place to solder some kind of "header" connector, with approx. 8 wires. BUT THERE IS NOTHING SOLDERED!.
So, my $1 MILLON DOLLARS question is: COULD SOMEONE WITH AN ETHERNET GCTP open up their unit and look if there is ANY cable (round cable, ribbon cable, whatever) between the actiontec minipci ethernet card and the 4-wire molex on the motherboard? (next to other 2 2-wire molex connectors, one of which is used by the v.90 modem).
And, if you have opened it to look up the ethernet card, and IF there is a cable, could you tell me which pin goes where? (from the HPNA minipci card to the 4-pin molex in the "motherboard").
Thanks VERY much guys.... (and keep the good work).