|Have you configured a WLAN (wireless LAN) on it?|
If not, you have to do that first. I highly recommend using WPA encryption with a complex password.
If you have setup a WLAN, then you need to check and ensure the wireless interface on your laptop is working and has the most recent drivers.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.