1/3 the way down 5 acres sounds correct to me. WiFi is short range in all cases. 100 or maybe more feet with folk that are inside a tin can usually complaining.
To cover this park you need to have more spots until you reach the saturation you are looking for.
I'm not here to design your solution. That's for the companies like Cisco and Ubitiqi to do. Call them and get them to design a solution for your acreage.
Greetings all, I am currently administering a public WiFi hotspot for an RV park and am soon to be setting up one in a second location. The access point I'm using (Engenius ENS202EXT) is supposedly designed as a high powered device, built to be mounted outdoors and can accommodate multiple users. The problem I'm having is this: the system only reaches approximately 1/3 of way down the 5 acre property and while the property manager has given me some leeway to purchase additional equipment, I am hesitant to just buy stuff and hope that it works. My first upgrade was some higher gain antennas that bump the output up from the stock 5dbi to 16dbi. they are omnis which I was told work best when one is oriented vertically and the other horizontally. My output is set to 24 dbm (which is two points below the 26 dbm max) I was instructed by Engenius tech support to back down from the max output power setting because some WiFi radios will experience data overload and will not work.
The Engenius box (and antennas) are mounted on the side of a flat roof car-port, approx 30' in the air. My broadband service is provided by Comcast (commercial) and is their highest bandwidth offering (150 mbps) At any given time there are only about 10-12 user devices connected. Now, onto my question(s) Because I have no remote Ethernet connection, I am considering installing a WiFi repeater such as the Hawking technologies HOW2R1 near the point of signal loss. My other thought was to replace one of the existing omnis with a high gain, sector panel antenna (with a 120 degree spread) I was also looking at mesh antennas however, the ones I saw appeared to be too directional and didn't seem to have enough of a spread to cover the expanse of the property. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. -Steve J.