I finally figured out how to get around the "Connecting to Andromeda..." paralysis problem. On the page that has tabs for things like Multiplayer, Mission,s LAN and Filter (etc.), select Filter and down at the bottom of the Filter page you will see a control for Browser. It is set to Andromeda. Change it to Gamespy. Go back to the Multiplayer tab and hit the Refresh List button. Server should show up. I can't understand why they ship the game in a configuration that does not work.