I can't disregard it, because you have still not made clear whether the same database running on the same machine running 18.104.22.168 works or not.
22.214.171.124 works, 126.96.36.199 does not. That is entirely different. Did you read the VIBS release notes and does your database conform to the current VIBS limitations? Does 188.8.131.52 work with the sample VIBS database on the ftp site with with R4 hardware or your desktop?
Just to ask a fairly stupid question, are you R4 units VIBS units? If not, could the difference between your desktop and R4 unit be, uh, that your desktop has a sound card?
You can't run an election tomorrow at 7:00am on 4.1.anything, so that is academic.