I have here some wifi hardware whose wifi encryption does not work et al (but as a not encrypted 802.11, it works well). I am thinking on to utilize it on way, where it does not need to encrypt/decrypt wifi packets et al.
My question is, is it theoretically possible? Yes, of course it could not encrypt or decrypt wifi packets, but it is not always a problem: for example, package encryption/decryption can happened by different devices where it only forwards them, or also forwarding packets (with an improved signal strength) can happen without a need to deal with encryption.
Thus, the important question is, how is the unencrypted wifi compatible with a WPA(2,3) extended one?
If I can send and receive any 802.11 packets, but only valid 802.11 packets, and I can not send WPA(2,3) packets, can I take part in a 802.11 network in scenarios not needing encryption? With other words, are WPA(2,3) packets also formally valid 802.11 packets?