Actual installation of a DSL line

I’ve ordered a dsl line from one of the best providers in Italy. I got what they call “data cable” here, in other words just the dsl line, without a phone connection.
So now I’m waiting for the technician to come by and activate the line. The technician, however, doesn’t come from the provider itself, but from the owner of the actual physical line, and they are taking their damn time.
So I’m curious as to what it takes to activate a dsl line, and whether I might do it myself. I’m handy with multimeters, wires and so on, so if I could understand what I have to do I might be able to activate the line myself far before the tech comes by.

So, the question is: does anybody know what I need to do on my phone line to get the dsl to work?
I tested the plugs, and there is AC 100v (or so, my multimeter isn’t very precise) power, but the router doesn’t connect, so there’s clearly something else I need to do.

I know cdfreaks isn’t a proper connectivity board, but maybe there’s someone who knows anyway…

Unfortunately, the MOST Important thing the installer will do… is make a phone call and ask the right person down at the Central Office (CO) to turn the data on. :wink:

Which, sadly, you can’t do because they won’t talk to you.

they also add speed codes to your line at the exchange so no you can’t do anything about it.
Forgot to add it takes all of 5 minutes for what they have to do.

I’m thinking this is probably all they’ll have to do, along with setting the speed.

Hmmm. I wonder if I could bribe the tech to double my speed codes :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh well, I guess I’ll have to wait.