Step 2: Ping remote computer
Step 2 performs a test on the basic Windows TCP⁄IP network level. If this step succeeds, a basic Windows network connection can be established with the server computer and you can proceed to step 3. This step performs exactly the same ping test as the standard ping command you can execute in a Windows DOS box (screenshot):
If this step fails, Windows can not detect a valid TCP⁄IP connection to the remote computer; there is no point in going to step 3 before this problem is solved.
The problem detected in step 2 very likely is caused by a problem with your Windows network configuration, the network connection does not exist, there is a hardware problem, the server computer does not exist, the server computer is not running or the name of the remote host (server) you provided in the .ini file is not valid.