Everything was fine, but now something happened and the OS cannot find the correct ethernet controller... The system appears to find an RTL8129 controller, but thats wrong! it should find LAN: RealTek* RTL8101E/8111B Ethernet LAN
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Try this: Unplug EVERYTHING(related to both the router and modem). BEFORE you plug in power to anything, connect all of your ethernet. So, first ethernet goes from modem to router. Make sure they are in their proper places. Next, take another ethernet cable and attach that from modem to computer. NOW, power everything up. Google the linksys router splash page login. Im sure it'll be something like: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or something along those lines. From there, you should be able to set up your wireless. Once thats all good, unplug just your computer and everything should be fine. If that doesn't work, its either time for a new router or you're having wifi card issues.
Since your wireless is working, the missing driver is for your ethernet port. Go to gateway support driver download (link below). Select your computer by following the on screen prompts and download the driver for you LAN port.
Any ethernet card will work fine. Just be sure it's the fit's the correct slot. You probably have a "white" slot which is a pci slot. If it's a longer "black" slot then it's isa. More than likely it came from a pci slot. Before you buy one, confirm the type of slot. In additon, before installing it go to control panel and system settings, hardware, device manager and remove the old one by right clicking it and select delete or remove. Shut down the computer follow instructions for new card. Probably will have to install the drivers first then shut down and install the new card. Good Luck.