First, it should be known that I have never applied a patch before. It's high time I learned, and lord knows no one else is going to do it for me. Any info that could help me advance the ball would be most appreciated.
Like many Linux users, I have experienced very weak signals with my Atheros AR9845 adapter. After trying many of the fixes I found (to no avail), a helpful participant in the IRC #ubuntu room pointed me to this patch.
I'd like to apply said patch, but I can't find the appropriate files. I see the folder where they should be (/lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k), but the files mentioned in the patch do not exist.
After looking through the bug discussion, it appears that the patch should be applied on top of 3.10-rc6 (I think). Does this mean I have to upgrade from Raring Ringtail 3.9 to Saucy Salamander 3.9 and then update to 3.10-rc6?
Do I need to backport wireless drivers into my current kernel version? If so, a point in the right direction for an example of doing this with later kernel versions would be most appreciated. I have seen a number of examples for pre-3.7 kernels, but it looks like the method of sharing these backports has changed. To be honest, I am a bit at a loss for how to proceed with the new site at this point.
I am currently using an ASUS Q550LF, and I am happy to edit with more info if needed.