install the latest Raspbian Stretch Lite and enable ssh.
to enable ssh you simply create a file called ssh in the boot sector of the sd card. you can then log in to the pi via putty or similer.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install -y lighttpd
next install samba...
Made a major change today, I ran some new coax into the garage for the Pi and pre-amp, the coax length is now 5-7 meters instead of 20+ meters.
The splat is only a couple of hours old.
Already seen a big difference I would say I have added a good 50nm +