Great contribution! Sticked for posterity and to encourage everyone who has IPSEC issues to immediately PM Eureka for help
Thanks Submicron I had no idea this got stickied until I came here to post my "update"
Sorry if anyone has had any problems with this. I found a bug today with the "General" configuration page of the ShrewSoft VPN client (on a windows 7 system). It forced me to use a 255.255.255.254 netmask to get traffic across to the remote network. Ive updated the tutorial on the site to include the "working" netmask.