Connecting to a network

This section contains steps to set up network access to your Intel® Edison board and obtain your board's IP address. Connecting your board to a network allows your system to communicate with your board for programming and debugging purposes.

Do one of the following:

  • Download and run the setup tool for the Intel® Edison board, then follow the onscreen prompts to connect your board to Wi-Fi*. This is a quick way to connect to your Wi-Fi network using the setup utility provided by the Intel® IoT Developer Kit. For steps for your host system, see the steps for 64-bit Windows* or Mac* OS X*.

  • Connect your Intel® Edison board manually using Wi-Fi. If you have access to a Wi-Fi network, you can manually set up network access to your Intel® Edison board and obtain an IP address using a serial communication session.

  • Connect to your Intel® Edison board using Ethernet over USB. When you are in a busy or restricted network environment, you can connect to the Intel® Edison board using a micro-USB cable and a virtual Ethernet connection, known as Ethernet over USB. This allows you to program your board offline. Ethernet over USB is supported for systems with Windows* or Linux*.

  • Get started with Access Point (AP) Mode for the Intel® Edison board (deprecated). You can set up AP Mode for your board to connect the board to Wi-Fi networks, upgrade the image on your board, and more.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
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