You need to get that alarm wire out of there. Seriously.
5.51 is the figure which you should expect to multiply your ADSL2+ speed by. The engineer was of course just making chit-chat and getting out of there. You might have left it too late now, though. Involving the alarm wire was a mistake, sadly.
The cabinet info given to you by the engineer will be correct though, it doesn't have to be the cabinet nearest to you. And he'll have definitely been at your
cabinet in order to connect you to FTTC, so he won't have made a mistake.
Edited by gazzyk1ns (Tue 02-Apr-13 21:45:16)