Now that you are remotely connected to your Intel® Edison board's shell, you have access to the Linux* operating system running on the board.
The first thing you'll want to configure on a new Intel® Edison board is a device password in order to enable SSH, and then set up Wi-Fi*.
Both of these options can be set by running
configure_edison --setup, however this guide will use
configure_edison --password and
configure_edison --wifi in separate steps for clarity.
Set a device password and name on your Intel® Edison board
You must enable SSH on the Intel® Edison board in order to wirelessly program your board using for example the Intel® XDK IDE. Setting a password on an Intel® Edison board will enable SSH. Set a password by running
Connect your Intel® Edison board to a Wi-Fi* network
The Intel® Edison compute module has built-in Wi-Fi* that you can enable by running the
Begin by setting a device name and password.