Drobo Mini connected to a Router

Has anyone ever connected a Drobo Mini to a router and then shared it out on a network? I have experimented with mine and USB3.0 doesn’t mount, but connecting to a USB2 port on router does get it to mount, but the speed is horrible and IMO unusable.

I thought I remember reading something about USB3/TB “must” have Dashboard installed which would seem to indicate why USB3 doesn’t work.

Am I right or is there a way to get it to work?