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The Intel Edison uses connman and wpa_cli to control network services, both of these are capable of managing Wi-Fi connections. Also, the Edison image includes a script that will scan for available networks and ask you which network you want to connect to, you just have to enter this command: configure_edison –wifi to run it. Please take a look at this site for more details: Connecting your Intel Edison board using Wi-Fi*. Also, I’m using the latest Edison image and the Interfaces file does not exist and you should create it, so I’d highly recommend you to connect to your Wi-Fi network using the configure_edison script.
Additionally, you can check the Intel Edison Wi-Fi Guide document for more details regarding connman and wpa_cli interfaces.
Hope you find this information useful.