Edison as wifi hotspot

I have installed and flashed the edison in my pix2, everything appears to be working except that when I try to access the network profiles I get a message “Permission denied”. My short term goal is to use the edison for telemetry data through a wifi link but have reached a dead end. Mavproxy is sending data but gets stuck in a loop trying to download from ardupilot.org. My coding skills are a bare minimum and the deeper I go the more confused I get.
Is the ultimate goal to have the edison properties set through the GCS for telemetry and device control?