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Cisco 1242AG Antenna Placement

I have a couple of Cisco 1242AG access points placed on either ends of a long corridor. The Cisco patch antennas are mounted on the side wall of the corridor. All the doors to the bedrooms are firedoors and majority of the walls are plasterboard.  I would like to move them to achieve better coverage on the floor. Their are firedoors which divide up the corridor and these are always open. I am thinking of placing the access point above these doors and a patch antenna on either side of the wall above the fire door. Will this work or do the antennas have to be next to each other pointing in the same direction?
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I've used the omnidirectional antennas and instead of 2 aps on the floor I installed a 3rd in the middle.

Do I need to adjust the power settings (CCK Transmitter Power, OFDM Transmitter Power & Client Power) or should I leave it an maximum?

Should aironet extensions be enabled/disabled? All the aps operate independently with each having its own SSID (set as guest mode).

Are there any other settings I can adjust to optimise the wifi network?

Is there any way on the Cisco APs to prevent clients from communicating with each other?
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