I have a situation where a building was pre-wired for Ethernet (Cat-6, I believe). After some research, I believe if I wanted to run internet to all the cables that run to the rooms in the building, I would have to connect a router to the modem and then connect the Ethernet cables to the router (or to a switch if not enough ports on the router).
Unfortunately, the entry point of the cables is in the basement of a fairly solidly-built building and putting the wireless router there would drastically hurt any wireless signal to any other part of the building (I've already tested this).
I am wondering what is my next option for getting the signal to the entire building, and then running my wireless router off one of those ports? I have been reading up on this (with very little background in anything networking) and the only thing I can come up with is to purchase another router to feed from the modem to the rest of the building and then hook my other router where I'd like.
If this is the only option, how badly does this degrade my connection?