Time to ping the wife and get some more feedback.
What's the registry setting to which you're referring there? I'm fairly confident that all the values for the desktops in the UK would show GB since they're homebrew machines all built from components, chipsets, and software procured in the UK.
Still, my laptop is a Lenovo 560 (Chinese-built like all Lenovos these days) sold in the US. It works fine with the UK router. The GARMINfone, on the other hand, could certainly have some sort of problem along these lines, since it was manufactured for use only in the US (although it seems any number of people now use them in Europe and the UK). Unfortunately, I'm completely clueless on how one would modify the Android equivalent of the registry.
As for the router in use in the UK, I don't really know what the model is other than that it came from a particular ISP. Basically, it's a CAS router (I leave the acronym to British ingenuity to decipher
) I call it a CAS router because the wife insists that it will only support a total of four devices, wired or wireless, whereas my Verizon FIOS router here in the US is actually supporting 4 wired, 4 wireless, and two COAX connections at the moment. The wife tells me that we might be able to solve the problem by going to a Wireless-n router in the UK, but that it would be expensive and require a new set of wireless dongles for the PCs which are also expensive (relatively speaking, of course). And that's not going to do much for the phone when I'm in the UK.--
Joseph V. Morris