Yes it fixes itself, but when I am chatting with someone it is quite troublesome to have me disappear in mid conversation for up to a minute, then reappear. I am hoping to apply some fix that will have Google Chat remain permanently connected. In the least, perhaps someone can direct me to diagnostic tools I can employ to help pinpoint *why* this is happening.
>> That is, who knows if a router or server out on the internet lost power or rebooted?
When my Google Chat disconnects occur, I can continue browsing the internet. Furthermore, pings to Google servers continue to go through. Shouldn't router/server outages prevent these?