I'm stuck on 'Connecting.'

Firewalls often prevent you from being able to sign in to Google Talk. Select a firewall from the list below to learn how you can adjust your settings to connect to Google Talk: If your firewall isn't listed above, please add the Google Talk application (googletalk.exe) to the approved list.

Behind a proxy server that requires a proxy username and password? Follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Talk.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Highlight Connection along the left side of the dialogue box.
  4. Select Use the following proxy.
  5. Check the box next to Proxy requires Authentication.
  6. Enter the proxy username and password.
  7. Click OK.