If you have a windows PC you can use putty to log in to your router using SSH. Login at 192.168.1.1
User name will be root
Then your password
Then you should type "opkg update"
Then next type "opkg install luci-ssl"
Then you will be able to log in to luci again using 192.168.1.1
Then you can sysupgrade from the upgrade page in luci.
A few things, yes the 188.8.131.52 was a typo in the post, my bad.
I can now SSH into my router. When defining my wired connection from my laptop to port 1 on the router, I had configured - Address: 192.168.1.1 Netmask 255.255.255.0 Gateway 192.168.1.1, this did not work.
I then configured - Address: 192.168.1.2 Netmask 255.255.255.0 Gateway 192.168.1.1, this works, I do not understand why?