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Assuming it's already flashed etc., (I forgot the steps because it's too long ago!)
What I do is connect the Edison via both micro USB's, one will be used as power, the other can be used for connecting to it.
In case the edison is booted you can open the terminal with
sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 115200
Configure the WiFi via
One caveat if you are also on the same network (i.e., your laptop is also on the same network) you may get a conflict via the USB wire.
You can see with
ifconfig two IP addresses one for the
wlan0 and one for
usb0, which is probably causing a conflict somehow.
ifconfig usb0 down