Networking with E3000 usb port

Has anybody had any luck networking the E3000 router with the WD TV Live Plus? I have a WD My Essential 2 TB external HDD plugged into the usb port on the router but I can’t get it to find it on the network the tv live plus does connect to my network. Anyone else tried this?

I do not have your type of set up to confirm this.  Have you checked if your My Book is visible on the network  from your computer? How are you trying to access it, by Network Share or Media Server?