How exactly do you want to transfer data? And where do you want to send it to? Do you want to send data, for example, from your phone to your Edison only? Do you want to send data? In that case, does Wi-Fi direct or STP meets your requirements? Or, are only interested in sending bytes? Do you require the Arduino IDE or can you work from the Linux terminal?
Could you explain us a little bit more about your project? How does it work? What does it do?