I am very familiar with Bitcoin mining and the Core Wallet. I know that I can open port 8333 on my router to permit inbound Core connections and I can also limit the number of these connections using the Bitcoin.conf file.
What port do I need to open on my router to become a full node with Ethereum? How can I limit the number of incoming connections so I don't swamp my connection?
Also, what is the difference between the Wallet and Mist? I primarily want to mine and help support the network. Which of these programs would be most beneficial?