@AlfAlfa - It's exactly as Darren described. It's an asset and helps offload two full adapters into one device - and adding the third device is possible just will require some tinkering. No big deal.
My intention is to have the rogue AP (wlan0), the sniffing/injecting (wlan1), and 3g/internet access (wlan2) so that any combination is possible with ease. I just need to get a little more familiar with the commands needed and will probably try to make a module to simplify things.
@Darren - I'll follow up with a PM once I get the dmesg output and chipset info. I think the TP-Link is actually d