MyBookLive Networking Problems

My network status message stay on “Identifying”…

The Mybooklive is directly connected to my Laptop, which in turn is on a WIFI network.

I assume that the MyBookLive has to be connected to the network router for the network to be activiated.

Please can someone confirm this…?

Well, yeah…  As the instructions indicate, the MBL is not intended to be plugged directly into the computer.