The TCP congestion control mechanism in standard implementations presents several problems, for
example, large queue lengths in network routers and packet losses, a misleading reduce of the transmission
rate when there are link failures, among others. This paper proposes a schema to congestion control in
TCP protocols, called NGWA, witch is based on the network bandwidth. The NGWA provides information
considering the available bandwidth of the network infrastructure to the endpoints of the TCP connection.
Hence, it helps in choosing a better transmission rate for TCP improving its performance. Simulation
results show superior performance of the proposed scheme when compared to those obtained by TCP New
Reno and standard TCP. A physical implementation in the Linux kernel was performed to prove the correct
operation of the proposal.