OP, don't get bogged down in network issues. Windows will do the data transfer for you, I discovered this when installing a new PC for my sister a couple of years ago. You'll need two network (Ethernet) cables and a memory stick.
Disable Wi-Fi on the old and new laptops and connect them via Ethernet cables to your router (almost all home routers have four ports). Boot up the old laptop and leave it connected to the network. Startup the new laptop, you'll get asked the usual installation questions like country/time zone etc.
At some stage during the installation, Windows on the new laptop will spot the old laptop on the network and will ask you if you'd like to migrate data from the old laptop. When you reply 'yes', it will ask you to install a memory stick, it will then put a piece of s/w on the stick and instruct you to install that s/w on the old laptop. When you install & run the s/w on the old laptop, it will show you a PIN number which you enter in the new laptop after which the data will be migrated from the old laptop to the new laptop. This will include user libraries, desktop layouts, Internet Explorer favourites and lots more than I can't remember.
When I was finished the process, my sister's new PC had more or less the same appearance as her old machine, same desktop wallpaper and so on, it was the easiest migration I ever did. I never at any stage used the 1TB drive I had brought along for the data migration!
The process is called 'Easy Transfer'. If you've already done setup on the new laptop, go into Accessories/System Tools and you should see Windows Easy Transfer, this will allow you to kickoff the data migration manually.