I need to back up 15gigs of pictures, videos, etc from one computer to another. though i know nothing about networking, i'd prefer to do this wirelessly since i have a router and a wireless card and such. also, i used to have a wireless filesharing network set up, but has since stopped working for reasons unknown. I can't remember for the life of me how to set it up again. i've been trying for several weeks with no success. i cant seem to get the computers to recognize each other.
someone suggested that i get a crossover cable and send it that way. well i got a crossover cable and havent got a clue what to do with it.
both machines have Windoes XP (the receiving has home, the sending has pro). i've run the network set up wizard and the wireless network set up wizard multiple times on both machines and they are in the same work group and filesharing is turned on on both, but they still dont recognize each other.
today, i actually got them somewhat regcognized. the recieving sees both itself and the sending computer when i click on "view workgroup computers" but i noticed that on the sending computer, whenever i clicked that, My Network Places stopped responding.
i am utterly clueless as to why it doesnt work. if you guys have any suggestions or step by step instructions on how to do this or even a better way to transfer 15gigs, please let me know