VB.net calling stored procedure times out about 50% of the time

I have a stored procedure ln a sql 2k database.  I call the s/p from a vb.net application it works well about half of hte time .... the other half it fails with the following error...
Timout Expired. The timout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

I have been playing with the connection timeouts, but it does not seem to change anything.. as I am a newbie it could be that I am not using them correctly ... thanks for the help
Private Sub btnDelete_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnDeleteOne.Click
        Dim con As New SqlClient.SqlConnection
 
        Dim da As New OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter
        Dim ds As New DataSet
        Dim sql As SqlClient.SqlCommand
        Dim cb As New OleDb.OleDbCommandBuilder(da)
        Dim Server As String
        Dim Firstname As String = txtFirstName.Text
        Dim Surname As String = txtSurName.Text
        Dim UserInit As String = txtUserInit.Text
        Dim Result As Integer = "0"
        Dim ResultText As String = ""
        Server = txtIPAddress.Text
 
        con = New SqlClient.SqlConnection("Data Source =" & Server & ";initial catalog = Windman;User ID=user;Password=pass;Connect Timeout = 0")
        con.Open()
 
        sql = New SqlClient.SqlCommand("WMS_SP_UTL_DeleteUser", con)
        With sql
            .CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
            '//add some parameters
            .Parameters.Add(New SqlClient.SqlParameter("@UserInitials", UserInit))
            .Parameters.Add(New SqlClient.SqlParameter("@Result", 0))
            .Parameters.Add(New SqlClient.SqlParameter("@Resulttext", ""))
 
            Try
                .ExecuteNonQuery()
                MsgBox(UserInit & " deleted from " & Server)
            Catch excA As SqlClient.SqlException
                MsgBox(excA.Message)
            End Try
        End With
 
    End Sub

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srikanthreddyn143Connect With a Mentor Commented:
and also close the connection
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srikanthreddyn143Commented:
specify commandtimeout property to Zero

CommandObject.CommandTimeout = 0
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srikanthreddyn143Commented:
Try that
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NCSA SCADAAuthor Commented:
is this in my connection string
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srikanthreddyn143Commented:
With sql
            .CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
            .CommandTimeout = 0
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NCSA SCADAAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help - it worked great
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