Would you say that CONNECT SOMEONE TO SOMEONE can replace CONNECT SOMEONE WITH SOMEONE in all four meanings (resp. contexts):
1. There is not yet any reason beyond the resemblance in the place-name to connect the people of Ahhiyawa with the Achaians of Greece.
2. Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
3. She had an acquaintance in Germany who could connect me with a family for whom I could be a housemaid.
4. (usually Passive) Her family is connected with the King-Browns.