Add a service file /lib/systemd/system/picam.service similar to this:
enable then start/stop using:
sudo systemctl enable picam.service
sudo systemctl start picam.service
sudo systemctl stop picam.service
to view the output:
sudo journalctl -u picam.service
plug hard rive into router
In the router html interface
“Advanced”/”USB Port” share with samba username=xxx password=yyy device = defaulted to usb1_1 directory = Router rights=read+write
remember to enable Samba (tick box)
On network computer (pi)
sudo mkdir /mnt/Router (if it doesn’t exist)
sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/Router
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xxx,password=yyy,uid=pi //192.168.sss.fff/xxx /mnt/Router
BACKUP /etc/fstab to fstab.bak THEN sudo gedit /etc/fstab and add line :
//192.168.1.fff /mnt/Router username=xxx,password=yyy,uid=pi,gid=pi 0 0
sudo mount -a (to then run the fstab file) (add it to bottom of .bashrc file to automount as boot of fstab occurs before network available.
By using internet speedtest under a variety of the settings the following was found (this may not hold true in the future but its what seemed to make sense at the time) :
1 Wireless WMM (QoS)
Enabling QoS means that VOIP/videos/games take priority and can cause issues for web browsers when gaming is in progress. Heavy gaming seems to even stop connection to the wireless network (at that time the specific game causing problems was DOTA 2).
Switching off QoS leaves all network connections the same access to the internet causing lag problems for game users/video watchers.
Channel (1,6,9,11 are supposedly best for less interference) Is significant with 6 significantly better on the 2.4GHz band for our particular wifi network at the current time. Wireless phones and microwave may interfere along with other local wifi networks.
Unsure of 5GHz band cos not sure what uses it, channels 36,40,44,48 recommended so stuck it at 40 (from 112)
3 Other settings had little or adverse effects
tried 40MHz, 20Mhz, 5GHz off
switching off various devices
moving all electrical items from around the router.
4 These are the current working settings :