Thought I had it for a minute; 40 of them, in fact. I had tried to time the connect process, but all tries failed or terminated at random times. Then I tried DrJoe's suggestion of lowering the modem baud rate from "Default" (56k?) to 28.8k. It seemed to be working properly (if slowly) going through all the steps, including getting the Guide and phone numbers, but came to 'additional information' and terminated. I see another report of that failure mode earlier in this thread. But that's by far the best I've been able to do, so maybe I'm getting warmer, though I still have an empty guide plus (thankfully) the correct date, time, & channels. The only change is that I used to see last Thursday's Guide if I skipped around, but now that's gone. Doing Manual recordings for now, and unplugging the phone line.