I have a 1 gig netgear router connected to a 1 gig netgear switcher & then patched to my distribution throughout the house. My router is in the basement & I would like to have a ethernet hard wired remote access at a high point in my house for better coverage. What is the best solution or equipment for this. I do not need the remote access to be a switch.
You can use either a wireless range extender or a wireless router (with DHCP turned off). In either case, it's wired to your network with a LAN cable, to bridge your wireless connections to the basement. Both are going to give you unused ethernet jacks for now, but potentially usable in the future.