Cannot Use Laptop and Desktop At the same time when on a bridge mode

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Hi, Recently i changed from PPPoE to bridge mode . I found torrents and surfing faster in bridge mode , but theres a problem here . I cannot use the laptop (wireless) and the Desktop both at the same time . If someone has connected to the net using the dialer on the desktop, then i cannot dial in through the laptop , it gives error 673 : phone line busy or something . similiarly vice versa . is this a limitation on the bridge mode ? .. i really need both the laptop and desktop connected to the internet . is there a setting somewhere or am i back to the pppoe mode .Thanks in Advance
 
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yes this is a limitation in bridged mode.. there's only one way where you can get internet on both laptop and desktop using bridged mode i.e. use either laptop or desktop as a server and enable Internet Connection Sharing..But in such a case its always better to switch to PPOE mode
 
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Yep, PPPoE mode suits fine for multiple connectivity. If ICS is enabled the server should be switched on, for the client to connect and browse :(