My Book World Edition 2 TB

i have alot of important stuff saved onto my network drive (my book world) and now i cannot access it. can i put it into another case and use it through usb instead of using ethernet cable. i’m not tecky enough to go meddling through network settings

It should be recognized by Linux computers. Have you tried doing a couple of troubleshooting steps, like connecting the my book directly to the computer Ethernet port, or pressing the reset button on the back for 4 seconds?