The Ethernet Controller is your connection to the internet - if the drivers aren't installed for that, you'll never get on the internet.
When you downloaded the motherboard/chipset drivers there should have been other drivers available on that page also - those are the one's that you need.
FYI these are the drivers that you need:
Ethernet Controller - for your internet connection
Multimedia Audio Controller - for your sound
PCI Simple Communications Controller - unsure, but most likely for your telephone modem (you may not need this)
SM Bus controller - Most likely this is for a media card reader
Video Controller (VGA COMPATIBLE) - for your video display
To find them, go to this page and enter your serial number: http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/dlcenter.asp
It may ask you for your Operating System (Windows XP Home, Pro, etc) and then it'll take you to a page with all the drivers for your model. If you're unsure, give us a link to that page and we'll help out in picking the correct drivers.
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