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Having just had a similar issue with a BT HomeHub, I would always recommend removing the (largely superfluous) additional wireless software and use the Windows in-built stuff. That way you have less to troubleshoot. Windows will not find any wireless networks if other software is installed and controlling it instead (as previously stated). The sky setup is supposed to make things easy - as was the BT CD. Myself - I can't see how following the setup of Windows (which is the same for EVERYONE running Windows...) is not the easiest method.
I sometimes have a problem with my laptop using a wireless connection, in that the connection will sometimes just drop. We had the problem badly using a Sky provided router, and this has gotten much better when replaced by a Draytek one. However, I still get the occasional wireless drop, and the quickest resolve is to switch the wireless off for about 5 seconds, and then switch it back on. I still do not know why this is, although I have suspicions that it is related to Intel wireless cards - unfortunately these account for probably 85% of the internal laptop wireless cards in use today.
Try (gently) wiggling the cable where it joins your laptop. If the screen flickers, it is almost certainly a bad connection there. I am assuming that when you changed the monitor that you changed the VGA cable at the same time? IE not using an extension cable or anything like that - as these symptoms could easily be explained by a bent pin in a VGA connector, that somehow has been used with both monitors?
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