If I ping my static IP address that my server is behind it times out i.e. the server doesn't exist.
If either of the pings time out, fail, or do not return the correct values, then either the DNS lookup is not working properly or there is some other networking or routing issue that you will need to resolve.
I found this error description online at http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2005/10/22/483684.aspx
my IP is 126.96.36.199 the server is behind a network router and is a file sharing server with Windows Server 2003 R2 installed.
Can someone help me get this to work?