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Automatically restore a dropped Zoom connection?

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I once again (thanks Covid!) have a weekly gathering that has moved from in-person to virtual, using Zoom. I am an attendee, not the host. I need to be able to join the meeting up to about 18 hours in advance and then not interact with Zoom again. That is, I consume the meeting passively, but I can't click on buttons/links/etc during the meeting. I'm using an Android tablet.

My problem is that sometimes Zoom drops my connection -- no idea if it's a wifi hiccup on my end (I'm not moving around), a server glitch, or something else. I am looking for a way to either make the connection more resilient (no idea what I'd be looking for) or, more realistically I think, set up something to automatically reconnect when my connection drops for any reason other than the host ending the meeting. I can't find any "automatically reconnect" options in Zoom settings. Is there anything the meeting host could do to enable this? Is there anything I can do from outside Zoom?

Zoom does not always exit when it drops; sometimes it does and sometimes it remains running with a "lost connection" notice on the screen. When it exits, it seems like it could be possible for some monitoring tool to detect it and relaunch the meeting URL. But I have no idea how to actually do that.

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