Hello, pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm having trouble getting my wireless internet to work after a software update last night (Oct. 12). Unfortunately, I'm traveling for a long time and don't have access to a wired internet connection for the moment.

What happens is after entering the network's password, it will sometimes say "connection established" but no signal bars will appear nor will Firefox or Chrome be able to load anything. Then it'll drop the connection and make several failed attempts to connect again. Occasionally, it will successfully reconnect and a couple of bars appear, but Firefox or Chrome still fail to load anything. Everything was working fine up until I updated last night. Computers running Windows on the same network work without issue.

After the classic turn it off/on troubleshooting failed, I've tried the advice posted in the following threads:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2180335
http://askubuntu.com/questions/12826...an-atheros-car
http://www.linuxplained.com/how-to-f...cise-pangolin/

And here is some information as requested on other similar threads:
Code:
sudo  lshw -Cnetwork
 
 *-network               
       description:Ethernet interface
       product:RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: RealtekSemiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info:pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name:eth0
       version: 05
       serial:04:7d:7b:c4:02:ef
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity:100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pmmsi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration:autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPIduplex=half firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw latency=0 link=no multicast=yesport=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources:irq:43 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff memory:f0000000-f0003fff
  *-network
       description:Wireless interface
       product: AR9485Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: QualcommAtheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info:pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name:wlan0
       version: 01
       serial:e0:06:e6:23:6a:73
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pmmsi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
       configuration:broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.9.0-030900rc8-generic firmware=N/Aip=192.168.1.101 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources:irq:17 memory:f0100000-f017ffff memory:f0300000-f030ffff
 
 
lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 14h Processor Root Complex
            Subsystem:Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32
 
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices,Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
            Memory ate0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
            I/O ports at3000 [size=256]
            Memory atf0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
            ExpansionROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: radeon
            Kernelmodules: radeon
 
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]Wrestler HDMI Audio
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
            Memory atf0244000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: snd_hda_intel
            Kernelmodules: snd-hda-intel
 
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family14h Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0
            Bus:primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
            I/O behindbridge: 00002000-00002fff
            Prefetchablememory behind bridge: 00000000f0000000-00000000f00fffff
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: pcieport
            Kernelmodules: shpchp
 
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family14h Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0
            Bus:primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
            Memorybehind bridge: f0100000-f01fffff
            Prefetchablememory behind bridge: 00000000f0300000-00000000f03fffff
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: pcieport
            Kernelmodules: shpchp
 
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
            Memory atf0248000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: xhci_hcd
 
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 45
            I/O ports at3118 [size=8]
            I/O ports at3124 [size=4]
            I/O ports at3110 [size=8]
            I/O ports at3120 [size=4]
            I/O ports at3100 [size=16]
            Memory atf024f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: ahci
            Kernelmodules: ahci
 
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            Memory atf024e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Kerneldriver in use: ohci_hcd
 
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
            Memory atf024d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: ehci-pci
 
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            Memory atf024c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Kerneldriver in use: ohci_hcd
 
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
            Memory atf024b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: ehci-pci
 
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBusController (rev 14)
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags:66MHz, medium devsel
            Kernelmodules: i2c-piix4
 
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCHAzalia Controller (rev 01)
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 47
            Memory atf0240000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: snd_hda_intel
            Kernelmodules: snd-hda-intel
 
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCHLPC Bridge (rev 11)
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
 
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCHPCI Bridge (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
            Bus:primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=64
 
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            Memory atf024a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Kerneldriver in use: ohci_hcd
 
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
            Flags: fastdevsel
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: k10temp
            Kernelmodules: k10temp
 
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
            Flags: fastdevsel
 
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
            Subsystem:Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0740
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
            I/O ports at2000 [size=256]
            Memory atf0004000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Memory atf0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: r8169
            Kernelmodules: r8169
 
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 WirelessNetwork Adapter (rev 01)
            Subsystem:Foxconn International, Inc. Device e047
            Flags: busmaster, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
            Memory atf0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
            ExpansionROM at f0300000 [disabled] [size=64K]
            Capabilities:<access denied>
            Kerneldriver in use: ath9k
            Kernelmodules: ath9k
 
uname -mr

3.9.0-030900rc8-generic i686
Any advice? Or is there a way to "undo" updates? Please let me know if I'm missing any info here.