I am using Windows 6.1 build 7601 Ultimate edition x64. I have tried several modems with same result in both bridge & PPPoE mode. PPPoE mode has its own problems that prob'ly can't be resolved but I hope that the bridge mode problem can be resolved.
Sometimes when a link failure occurs in the modem, most probably something goes wrong with the connection to WAN miniport & as a result when PPPoE adapter tries to reconnect, it does not attempt a new connection by "Connecting through WAN miniport(PPPOE)/ Verifying username & password/ Registering computer to network" phases; it omits all of those & just says "successfully connected to BSNL/ Command completed successfully" . However, no connection has been established at all & the only way to properly connect to internet is to reboot the OS. Any attempt at disconnection gives "No active connections".
One more point to note: installing some applications increases the chance of this problem: like NIS 12 Beta, Zonealarm.
I have seen this posted in many forums before but so far no actual solution. I have heard about the reputation of this site & seriously hope that you people have something conclusive to contribute towards a real solution to this unique problem.