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A new network architecture and routing method based on percolation for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) stub network of Internet of things is proposed. The proposed network architecture is router-free, in which efficient routing can be operated with percolations based on the six degrees of separation or small world network. A file transmission will be divided into two phases: routing phase and data transmission phase. In the routing phase, probe packets will be transmitted and forwarded in the network thus path selections are performed based on small-world strategy. In the second phase, the file will be encoded and transmitted using the paths selected at the first phase. In such a way, an efficient routing and data transmission mechanism can be built, with which we can construct a low-cost, flexible, ubiquitous stub network.