#Coding4Fun – How to control your #drone with 20 lines of code! (13/N)

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Hi!

No code today, just some tips about a specific network configuration to work with the drone.

In 2 days I’ll share a session about how to do some AI with a Drone, and I just realized that I’ll be live doing this session. And, going back to my post 4 in this series, I realized that

My PC is connected to the drone via Wifi.

That means, I can’t connect to the Internet to host the session line.

In normal times, I’ll buy a couple of adapters and I’ll have everything in wireless mode. However this days, a simple amazon request may take a couple of weeks.

So, I analyze my home network and I realized that I can reuse some of my Linksys Velop nodes in my office. At home, I have 3 nodes to cover all the house, and I decided to move one of the nodes at my office and use one of the Ethernet ports to connect a network cable to my PC. So, my final configuration is something like this (sorry no visio installed)

Thanks to this port, I can be connected to the internet and host the session; and also be connected to the drone and have some fun !

More information about the event here

GlobalAI Community Virtual Tour, April 8th. Let’s code a drone to follow faces! Using AI, Python, containers and more

See you in a couple of days!

Happy coding!

Greetings

El Bruno


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#Personal – My Experience using a #Linksys router, an external 8TB #Seagate drive and the error “Unsupported Partition Or Drive Mapping Detected”

Hi!

Today it’s an Offtopic blog post, and I really hope to help someone to save some time if they find a similar error.

For about 10 years I always have a Linksys router at home. I have been through several models and the truth is that I think they are the best option taking into account the balance between quality and price. About a year ago, and to cover my house, I bought the model:

Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

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A triband router that supports well all the devices I have at home. Now that we also have connected devices that control the swimming pool, and more things in the yard, has come a time when I have to think of a Mesh Using a device like the [Ubiquiti Networks AFI-HD AmpliFi], but that is not the subject of this post. By the way, the references are the links of the products I mention.

One of the features that I had never used in these Routers, is the one which allows to connect and share contents from an external disk on the local network.

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A few weeks ago, during the Amazon Prime Day offers, I decided to buy 2 external disks Seagate Expansion 8TB, and make them available to my little ones in my home network. My idea was to connect them by default and see how they organically evolve. I am quite aware that the needs of my local network will change over time, so best I can do is review the same periodically and see how I can work to make it work optimally. This is applying Agile in the family.

Once I had configured access to the disk, the truth is that everything worked perfectly for a couple of weeks. However, all of a sudden, the contents of the disc were not more accessible on the network. Inside the Linksys configuration I read a warning with the following message

Unsupported partition or drive mapping detected

The disk is formatted in NTFS, and when connected to a computer I see that the files are still there. Here I will spare the explanation of all the tests I did, however, at some point in these tests stage I realized:

The router software began to give problems when the disk had more than 4TB of contents.

Reading in the Linksys user support forums, it seems that limit are 3TB. With those parameters in mind, it was best to create a pair of partitions on my disk that did not exceed the 3TB. Create 2 3TB partitions and a little more than 1GB.

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With this configuration, I could have my disk again with all the files available on the internal network. Y as a bonus I got a share of 3TB per son, so my little ones know what space each one has.

While the router still shows the error of Unsupported Partition, it seems that the access on the internal network works properly.

As I mentioned before, for the family use that we give, this is enough. As soon as you do an Upgrade, or try A Mesh, maybe write about it.

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

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#Personal – Mi experiencia con mi router #Linksys, un disco externo #Seagate de 8TB y el error “Unsupported partition or drive mapping detected”

Buenas!

Hoy toca un offtopic que espero que le ahorre a alguien algún dolor de cabeza. Como dijo el gran Ernesto, empecemos por el principio que es mas fácil.

Desde hace unos 10 años que en casa siempre tengo un router Linksys. He pasado por varios modelos y la verdad es que pienso que son la mejor opción teniendo en cuenta el balance entre calidad y precio. Hace un ano aproximadamente, y para dar cobertura a mi casa, compre el siguiente modelo.

Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

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Un router tribanda que soporta bastante bien todos los Devices que tengo en casa. Ahora que también tenemos conectados Devices que controlar la piscina, y más cosas en el patio, ha llegado un momento en el que tengo que pensar en un Mesh utilizando un device del estilo de [Ubiquiti Networks AFI-HD AmpliFi], pero ese no es el tema de este post. Por cierto, en las referencias están los links de los productos que menciono.

Una de las funcionalidades que nunca había utilizado en estos routers era la que permite conectar y compartir contenidos desde un disco externo en la red local.

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Aprovechando las ofertas de Amazon Prime Day, hace unas semanas, decido comprar 2 discos externos Seagate Expansion de 8TB para ponerlos a disposición de mis enanos y ver que sucedía. Soy bastante consciente que las necesidades de mi red local irán cambiando con el tiempo, así que mejor que puedo hacer, es revisar la misma periódicamente y ver en que forma puedo trabajar para que funcione de forma óptima. Esto es aplicar Agile en la familia.

Una vez que hube configurado el acceso al disco, la verdad es que todo funciono a la perfección por un par de semanas. Sin embargo, de repente los contenidos del disco no fueron mas accesibles en la red. Al acceder a la configuración de Linksys SmartWifi me encontraba con el siguiente mensaje

Unsupported partition or drive mapping detected

El disco esta formateado en NTFS, y al conectarlo a un ordenador veo que los archivos siguen allí. Aquí me ahorrare la explicación de las pruebas que hice, sin embargo, en algún momento de estas pruebas me di cuenta de que:

El software del router comenzaba a dar problemas cuando el disco tenia mas de 4TB de información.

Es más, leyendo en los foros de soporte de usuario de Linksys, parece que limite son 3TB. Con esos parámetros en mente, lo mejor era crear un par de particiones en mi disco que no superen los 3TB. Cree 2 particiones de 3TB y una de poco más de 1GB.

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Con esta configuración, ya pude tener nuevamente mi disco con su contenido disponible en la red interna. Y además, me ha salido una cuota de 3TB por hijo, con lo que mis enanos saben que espacio disponen cada uno.

Si bien el router sigue mostrando el error de Unsupported partition, parece que el acceso en la red interna funciona correctamente.

Como comenté antes, para el uso familiar que le damos, esto es suficiente. En cuanto haga un Upgrade, o pruebe un Mesh, tal vez escriba al respecto.

Happy coding!

Saludos @ Burlington

El Bruno

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