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Fix: Your IP Has Been Temporarily Blocked



Fix: Your IP Has Been Temporarily Blocked

The IP address is the digital identification assigned to every device on a network uniquely by the ISP or the router to transfer the data packets. Whenever a website recognizes your IP as a suspicious one, it restricts the packet transfer with your device and sees the error “Your IP Has Been Temporarily Blocked.”

Usually, you can get this issue if you perform suspicious activities on the internet from your device. It could be that you tried to log in with incorrect credentials multiple times, used an extension to log in or browse through the webpage, or violated the host’s rules. Or, it can be simply that the webpage has been banned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

You can bypass this error by either masking your IP or using a different IP for your device. We have discussed the very methods to do that in this article.

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How to Fix the Your IP Has Been Temporarily Blocked Error?

If your IP is simply blocked by multiple login attempts, or crossing the login limits for the day, then you can wait till the ban is lifted. Sometimes, you may have to wait a day or more as well.

However, most of the time, waiting is not an option. So, what more can you do to solve the issue?

Remove Malware and Extensions

If you frequently find your IP getting banned, then it can be the work of malware on your PC. The virus inside the computer can perform suspicious activities in the background causing the issue.

You should perform a complete virus scan using an antivirus program to remove the malware from your system.

  1. Open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ms-settings:windowsdefender to open Windows Security.
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection.
    virus and threat protection
  4. Go to Scan options and select Full scan.
    full scan
  5. Click Scan now.

Windows Defender will find the malware and remove it from your system.

Furthermore, you may be using extensions to make your work easier. For instance, the extension used to buy things faster in online SALE refreshes and clicks on the page a lot of time. The webpage can suspect the activity and ban your IP. So, you should remove every such extension from your browser.

  1. Click on the Extension icon on your browser.
  2. Find the options menu for a particular extension and select Remove.
    remove extension

Check if the problem is solved now. If not, then you can start applying the fixes given below to bypass or lift the ban on your IP.

Change DNS Server

Sometimes, the issue with the DNS server can also lead to an error. You should try changing the DNS of your network connection to solve it. Modifying the DNS server can change the IP assigned to your device, and the ban can be bypassed.

  1. Press Windows + ‘R’ to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter.
  3. Right-click on your connection and select Properties.
    ethernet properties
  4. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  5. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses box.
  6. Enter the address as the Preferred DNS server and as the Alternate DNS server.
    change dns
  7. Click OK.

You should be able to browse the site now after changing the DNS address.

Use VPN or Proxy Server

Virtual Private Network or VPN masks your IP address by connecting your device to the internet through a tunnel. Your IP will be routed to another one used by the VPN, and that address will be used to connect to the internet.

You can access the webpage using a VPN easily. You can use a paid or unpaid VPN service and connect through it. You can also access the webpages that are banned by your ISP, as well as bypass censorship.

However, since some web services do not allow the usage of a VPN, they may detect and ban you from that IP as well.

Also, the IP used by the VPN may be on the blacklist. You can try connecting to a different server available in the VPN app and accessing the webpage again.

Similarly, you can also choose to access the internet using proxy servers. Proxy servers are similar to VPNs but possess vulnerabilities in terms of security. Still, if you want to use proxies instead of VPN, here are the steps to set it up manually.

  1. Search for free proxy servers on the internet or get paid ones and note the IP and Port.
  2. Press Windows + ‘X’ and choose Settings.
  3. Go to the Network & Internet menu and select Proxy.
  4. Find Use a proxy server under Manual Proxy setup and click on Set up.
    setup proxy server
  5. Switch the toggle bar to On.
  6. Enter the IP address and Port of the proxy.
    enter proxy IP
  7. Click Save.

Now try accessing the site.

Use TOR Browser

You can also use TOR (The Onion Router) browser to access the website. It is a free browser that masks your IP by bouncing the data packets through multiple IPs. The host website sees that a different IP is sending the request and allow you to browse the site.

However, the TOR browser is quite slow due to the use of multiple nodes for transferring data. Also, it has a bad reputation for being used for illegal activities because of its excellent privacy options, even though it is totally legal.

Change Your IP Address

You can also bypass the IP blockage error by changing your device’s public IP address. However, there is only one way to do it, and that is to wait until the ISP assigns a new public IP to your modem. Usually, the DHCP lease for the IPs lasts a few hours. You should wait till the lease expires and a new IP is assigned to your network.

Some of us may confuse Local IP addresses with Public IP. Releasing or changing the Local IP, either static or dynamic, will not solve the issue. This is because the websites see your public IP while trying to communicate with them, not the local one.

Use Different Network Connection

Every device in the network is assigned a unique IP address by the router. Likewise, the network device also gets another IP when they are connected to different networks. For instance, your PC will be assigned another IP address whenever you switch from WiFi to Ethernet.

So, to actually bypass the ban, you should access the webpage by using another internet connection.

The drawback here is it may not always be feasible to find multiple networks.

Contact the Host or Your Service Provider

It is not always feasible to use a VPN, proxy, or TOR browser to mask your IP address. If you have not done any tasks that breach the regulations of the website, then you can request your ISP to look into the issue and release the ban permanently.

Similarly, you can also request your ISP to solve the issue if your device’s IP is blacklisted. This can happen if some malware on your PC runs suspicious tasks. Or, sometimes, the website ban a range of IPs, and your IP may happen to be in that range. If you want to find out whether your IP is blacklisted or not, please follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Run dialog box.
  2. Enter cmd to open Command Prompt.
  3. Type ipconfig and hit Enter.
  4. Look for the IPv4 Address of the network adapter you are using and note the IP.
  5. Check whether your IP is on the blacklist and contact the webpage to remove it from the list.
  6. Most websites check your device’s public IP address instead of the local IP assigned by your router. So, you can also check if your public IP is on that list. To find your public IP, go to the websites such as

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How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV? (Step-by-Step Guide)




How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV? (Step-by-Step Guide)

AirPods are generally designed to work with Apple products like iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. However, you can use it with other TV sets as well, provided that your TV has an integrated Bluetooth function. Although you can easily pair and use AirPods with your Samsung TV, you are unable to access some advanced features like Siri and automatic ear detection.

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Step 1: Check Bluetooth on Your TV

Since the AirPods use a Bluetooth interface to connect to your Samsung TV, you should first verify if there is Bluetooth on your TV. Else, you won’t be able to create a connection.

  1. Go to the lower left corner of your Samsung TV’s home screen and choose Source.
  2. Tap Connection Guide.
  3. If your TV is Bluetooth enabled, you will see the Bluetooth option there.

Tip: There are also other methods to check if your TV has Bluetooth. You can consult this detailed guide on how to check Bluetooth in TVs. If your TV does not have Bluetooth, you may get a compatible Bluetooth adapter and then pair AirPods with it.

Step 2: Enable Pairing Mode on AirPods

Once you verify your TV has Bluetooth, now you should enable pairing mode on the AirPods. Depending upon whether you own the latest AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, or earlier generation of AirPods, the steps to enable the pairing mode are pretty different.

Moreover, you should unpair the AirPods from your iPhone or other devices if you have connected them earlier. Else, you might face a problem connecting it to the TV.

On AirPods Pro and Other Models

Follow these steps to enable pairing mode on AirPods Pro, 2nd generation AirPods and 3rd generation AirPods.

  1. Take your AirPods near the TV and open the top cover of the AirPods casing. But, do not take the AirPods out.
  2. Now locate the small button on the AirPods case.
  3. Press and keep pressing the button till the indicator starts blinking white. It indicates that your TV can now discover the AirPods.

On AirPods Max

If you own AirPods Max, the over-the-ear headphones from Apple, go through these steps and activate the pairing mode.

  1. Grab your AirPods Max and locate the Noise cancellation button.
  2. Keep pressing that noise cancellation button until you see a white indicator, beside the charging port, blinking.
  3. Your AirPods Max has now entered pairing mode.

Step 3: Configure Connection on TV

Now that you have enabled the pairing mode, the TV can discover the AirPods under the Bluetooth device list. You can then pair and listen through the AirPods.

  1. Open Settings from the home screen. You can also directly press the Settings button on your remote.
  2. Move down to Sound and select it.
  3. Choose the Sound Output option.
  4. Go down to Bluetooth Speaker List or Bluetooth Audio and tap it.
    select bluetooth audio
  5. Your TV will now start searching for nearby Bluetooth devices. You can Cancel the process and Refresh the search window if it does not discover your AirPods.
    scan for airpods
  6. Tap the name of your AirPods.
  7. Then press Pair and Connect.
  8. Go back to the Sound Output window and you will see your AirPods name listed there.
  9. You can now listen to your TV through the AirPods.
  10. Increasing or decreasing the volume of your TV will adjust the volume on your AirPods accordingly.

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5 Ways to Connect Headphones to TV




5 Ways to Connect Headphones to TV

With the advent of modern technology, TV manufacturers have started integrating Bluetooth modules into their TVs. It has made connecting Bluetooth devices like wireless headphones to your TV a breeze. However, older TV models may lack support for Bluetooth. In such cases, you can make use of a 3.5mm audio port on the TV.

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Using 3.5mm Audio Port

If you are planning to use wired headphones with your TV, you can simply use the integrated 3.5mm headphone port on your TV. The headphone port is generally located at the rear or side panel of your TV. However, all the TVs may not have a headphone port on them. So, first, inspect if the port is available and then connect your headphones accordingly.

  1. Locate the 3.5mm headphone port on your TV. It looks like this with a headphone symbol.
  2. Connect the 3.5mm audio jack of headphones to the headphone OUT port.
  3. If your headphones use a USB power source, connect the USB connector to the USB port on the TV. If the USB port is not available on your TV, you may use a separate USB adapter for the power supply.

After setting up the connection, you need to change the sound output device on your TV. Let’s see how to do it on Samsung TVs.

  1. Go to the lower left of the home screen and open Settings.
  2. Choose Sound on the Settings window.
  3. Tap Sound Output on the right side.
  4. It is set to TV Speakers by default. Change it to Audio OUT.
  5. You can now listen to the TV audio through your headphones.

Note: You can not listen to your TV using a headphone that only has a USB connector. They are designed specifically for PCs. The USB ports on TV are designed for power supply and taking inputs from the USB drives only. It does not have a sound module to output the sound from your TV.

Using 3.5mm to RCA Adapter

Next, you can use a 3.5mm Female to RCA Male Adapter if your TV does not have a dedicated 3.5mm headphone OUT port. But, your TV must have an RCA Audio OUT (Red and White ports) to use this adapter.

  1. Get the adapter from your nearby electronics store.
  2. Connect the 3.5mm audio jack of your headphone to the female side of the adapter.
  3. Then connect the RCA jacks to the Left and Right RCA Audio OUT ports on TV.
  4. Plug the USB power cord of headphones into the power supply.
  5. Change the default speakers to RCA on the sound settings of your TV.

Using Optical Amp/DAC Converter

Most of the TVs today come up with an Optical OUT port. So, you can use an optical cable to connect the TV and Optical Amp/DAC Converter, then plug in the headphone to the converter. It provides a pleasing sound experience with minimal lags and interference.

  1. Plug one end of the optical cable into Optical OUT on the TV and another end into Optical IN on the converter.
  2. Turn on the power supply of the converter.
  3. Connect your headphone to the Headphone port on the converter.

Using Bluetooth

Listening to TV with wired headphones can be pretty clumsy. It will create a mess around your room making it difficult to move around. Not only that, the shorter cable length prevents you from maintaining distance with your TV, resulting in eyestrain.

Tip: You may get a 3.5mm audio cable extender of suitable length to sort out the issue but rather than that, you may opt to use Bluetooth headphones.

If your TV has Bluetooth, you can easily pair the wireless headphone to the TV. The steps to pair a Bluetooth device to your TV are quite similar in most TV models. Here, we are referencing Google TV for demonstration.

  1. Turn on the pairing mode on your Bluetooth headphones. Generally, these headphones have a dedicated button to enable pairing mode.
  2. Then go to your TV and tap the Profile picture logo on the home screen.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Move down to Remote & Accessories and tap it.
  5. Tap Pair remote or accessory on the right side.
  6. Your TV will now start searching for nearby devices.
  7. Select your headphone from the device list.
  8. Tap Pair on the Bluetooth Pairing Request screen.

Using Streaming Devices

If your TV does not have a Bluetooth function, you may get a compatible Bluetooth adapter for your TV and use it. Besides, if you have streaming devices like Roku Stick, Amazon Fire Stick or gaming consoles like Nintendo, you can also easily use the integrated Bluetooth functionality to pair your wireless headphones to the TV.

However, with these streaming devices, you can only stream the content available on their platform. You won’t be able to watch other TV channels that are available through your cable operator. Let’s see how to add Bluetooth headphones to Amazon Fire Stick.

  1. From the homepage of your Fire TV, open Settings.
  2. Select Controllers & Bluetooth Devices tab.
  3. Choose Other Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Tap Add Bluetooth Devices.
  5. Select your headphone on the list and follow the on-screen instructions to pair it with your TV.

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Dell XPS Not Charging? Try These 6 Fixes




Dell XPS Not Charging? Try These 6 Fixes

Even if you have one of the top-of-the-line laptops as the Dell XPS, they only function for a couple of hours without a charger. So it is definitely a cause for concern when your charger stops working. 

Several components need to function simultaneously to charge the laptop when you plug it in. These components include the charger, the battery itself, and the charging port. Even if these components are functional, an outdated battery driver or the BIOS could stop the battery from charging. 

Due to all possible components failure, it can get quite troublesome to find one particular solution to fix the charging issue on your Dell XPS. 

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Before We Begin

First, make sure that the charging port on both ends, the laptop and wall socket, are functional. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the charger from both laptop’s charging port and the wall outlet.

The charger brick or the adapter may also be at fault. Some laptop chargers will have an LED on the charger’s brick. Check if it light ups. If it does not light up, the brick is likely causing the charging issue.

The LED located on the side of the charging port should also light up when the laptop starts to charge. If your OS does not indicate battery level on the action bar you can also check the charging LED.

Check if the charger has any noticeable physical damage. Physical damages may include broken or exposed wires. We also recommend that you check the laptop’s charging port to ensure that the port does not have any visible damage to it.

The laptop’s AC charger also needs to have the correct voltage for it to charge the laptop. To make sure that the AC adapter you are using supplies the correct amount of voltage, you can check the recommended laptop’s voltage.

  1. Check the base of the laptop for stickers from the manufacturer.
  2. Here, you should see the recommended voltage for the laptop.
    check laptop and charger voltage watt
  3. If your laptop does not have a voltage recommendation, we recommend that you check the laptop’s user manual.
  4. The recommended voltage should match the voltage supplied by the AC adapter.

Once you are certain that the issue is not with a loose cable, damage to the component, or the charging port, you can try to power cycle the laptop to see if it fixes the issue.

Power Cycle the Laptop

The motherboard on your laptop has multiple capacitors that store charge. When you turn off the laptop the capacitors may still hold a charge. To make sure there is no residual charge on the capacitor, you need to power cycle the laptop to give the charging component a fresh start.

To discharge the capacitors, you first need to remove any power source from the laptop. This includes the charger and the battery.

remove dell laptop detachable battery

If you are using an older XPS model, the laptop should have a detachable battery. In that case, you can simply slide the battery out of the laptop.

For the newer XPS mode, you need to remove the back panel to access the batteries. 

  1. Disconnect the charger from the laptop.
  2. Remove all the screws on the back side of your Dell XPS.
    remove all screws on dell xps
  3. Insert one end of the pry tool between the laptop and the backplate. 
    open dell xps back plate charger not working
  4. Slightly turn the tool until you hear a click to unclip the backplate from the laptop. Repeat this process all around the backplate.
  5. Once you unclip the laptop’s backplate, gently remove it.
  6. Now, you will have access to the entire laptop battery.
  7. Check for a cable that connects the battery to the laptop’s motherboard and disconnect it.remove battery cable motherboard

Once you have removed the battery, it is now time to discharge the capacitors.

  1. Gently open the laptop’s lid.
  2. Press and hold the power button for one minute to discharge the laptop.
    press power button on dell
  3. Connect the battery cable back to the laptop’s motherboard.
  4. Clip all sides of the backplate back to the laptop and screw it in.
  5. Connect the charger to the laptop and see if it starts charging.

Turn On the Laptop Without Batteries

Discharging the capacitors may not fix the issue at hand if you have a dead battery or a broken charger. To determine the exact cause of the problem, you can try turning on the system without the battery.

  1. Remove the AC source from the laptop.
  2. Disconnect the battery connected to the laptop.
    remove battery cable motherboard
  3. Discharge the capacitors on the laptop.
    press power button on dell
  4. Plug the charger directly into a wall outlet and connect the charger to your laptop.

If the XPS turns on, the problem is likely with the batteries, and replacing it would be the best course of action.

Run Power Troubleshooter

The Power troubleshooter checks the power issues on your laptop and changes settings that could result in lowering power consumption. It also helps identify and fix any problem with the laptop’s battery.

Try running the power troubleshooter to see if it fixes the charging issue on your laptop.

  1. Open Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I key simultaneously.
  2. Navigate to System > Troubleshoot.
    open troubleshooter dell xps
  3. Select Other troubleshooters.
    other troubleshooter windows dell xps
  4. Run the Power Troubleshooter.
    run power troubleshooter dell laptop xps

Change Dell Power Manager Configurations

Dell power manager allows Dell laptop users to access several power management settings. These include battery health, charge status, and battery settings. It also allows you to schedule when the laptop charges.

Besides this, you can also start and stop the AC supply to the laptop depending on the amount of charge left on your laptop. When enabled, the laptop only starts to charge after it falls below a certain percentage. If you have these settings enabled, the laptop will not charge unless certain criteria are met.

To ensure that this is not the case, disable Dell Power Manager.

  1. Press the Windows key and click on All apps.
    all apps dell power manager
  2. Select Dell Power Manager.
  3. On the left panel click on Advanced Charge and disable it.
    disable advanced charge dell xps
  4. Similarly, select Peak shift and disable it.
    disable peak shift dell xps laptop
  5. Check the action bar to see if the laptop starts charging.

Check Laptop Batteries Health

Dell computer allows you to check your laptop battery health using BIOS. A healthy battery should have a Health indication that says Excellent or OK. If the Health says Poor, you should consider replacing the batteries and it could be why the laptop is not charging.

  1. Repeatedly press the F2 key during boot to enter BIOS on Dell computers.
  2. Under Settings, click on the + icon on General.
  3. Click on Battery Information.
  4. On the right panel, check the battery’s health.
    battery info on dell xps laptop

Alternatively, you can also check the battery’s health using the command prompt.

  1. Simultaneously press Windows + R to open Run.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter.
    open command dell xps laptop
  3. Type powercfg /batteryreport and hit enter to save the battery life report to a certain file.
    run battery report command dell xps laptop
  4. Copy the file path from the command prompt and paste it into the file path in File Explorer.
  5. Open the .html file using any browser to see your battery’s health.
    battery health dell xps laptop

Here, check Full Charge Capacity and Designed Capacity. If the current full charge capacity is lower than the laptop’s designed capacity, the battery on your Dell XPS is failing. In that case, you should replace the battery to fix the issue.

Update/Reinstall Battery Driver

The battery connected to the laptop may not function properly if the battery driver has issues. Furthermore, an outdated driver may face multiple complications when communicating with the OS. The battery driver is also responsible for the battery icon you see on the action menu. 

Any issues with the battery driver could be why your Dell XPS is not charging. To fix this, try updating the driver.

  1. Press the Windows icon and the X key simultaneously.
  2. Select Device manager.
  3. Expand Batteries and double-click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.
  4. Go to the Driver tab and select Update driver.
    update battery driver dell xps laptop
  5. Click on Search for drivers automatically.

If updating the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver does not work try reinstalling the driver entirely.

  1. In Device Manager, expand Batteries and open Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.
  2. Go to the Driver tab and press Uninstall Device. Once the process completes, the battery indicator will disappear.
    uninstall battery driver
  3. Restart your PC to install the battery driver.

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