Wow, I almost gave up on Linux and finally figured this network issue out.
I went here
Looked at this line:
sudo mount //192.168.0.1/linux /media/sharename/ -o username=myusername,password=mypassword,dmask=777,fmask=777
and edited my mount command like this:
sudo mount -t smbfs //battlestation/F /media/BattleStation/F -o dmask=777,fmask=777
This gave me read and write access.
Last items to do remain:
1) Figure out how to mount permanently, I look at the guide.
2) Where do I read about what do these mean?
Especially these that allowed write access:
P.S. Interesting how all this time I have a conversation with myself.