Bottomline is that you WILL drop some packets regardless of your settings. An XBee of any age always does 'best effort' to move a packet, but at some point, it just gives up and tosses it. Your app will need to handle errors and missing data.
Also, be careful with competing non-Wifi "WiFi-compatible" devices like portable phones. They often TRASH one of the WiFi bands completely when used. For example, we worked at a restaurant install, where things work great - until the drive-through opened. Once the portable head-set was used to talk to customers, the Xbee error rate rose up about 65% lost packets and overall functionality suffered greatly. We had to discover the bands 'trashed' by the head-set and configure the Xbee to NOT use any of those frequencies ever.