Remote access via VPN

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There are 4400+ conversations regarding VPN and remote access. I "think" I may be overlooking the obvious but here is my question:

Setup: 
WIN10 Professional
Firewall: PFsense - HA
VPN is PFsense's OpenVPN
Using hotspot from phone but have tried numerous hotspots with same results.

I can connect the VPN fine via an outside the firewall hotspot. 
I am able to ping all my local IP's 
I can remotely monitor local IP cameras with no issues.

BUT,,,, I cannot get the DAX or CAT functions to connect, even though for my purposes I appear to be on the local subnet and pingable.

My IP assigned by the VPN is "not" on the same subnet as the local site. Since the local IPs re pingable, doesn't this mean the networks are "bridged" already?

Any suggestions are appreciated. 

See you all in Dayton!!
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Dave Gipson

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Official Response
The PFsense forums always provide a wealth of information.  You need a bridged VPN.
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=38605.0